bobo

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See also: Bobo, bóbo, bobô, bo bo, bỏ bố, and bô bô

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊboʊ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Blend of bourgeois +‎ bohemian, popularized by David Brooks to describe the 1990s equivalent of the yuppie.[1]

Noun[edit]

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. A materialistic person who affects an anti-materialistic persona.
    • 2000, David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 207:
      The small things—an olive grove or a small chapel—take on greater meaning to a Bobo on vacation.
    • 2011 April 12, Lobrano, Alex, “Bobo Heaven in Paris”, in T Magazine[1]:
      Peruse the Paris papers these days and you'll notice an obsession with bobos: no, they're not a team of cheerleaders or a troupe of clowns, but rich, artsy types known as bourgeois bohemians, who are now pretty much the tip of Parisian tastemakers. So when friends who were recently staying in Saint Germain des Pres asked me where to go to people watch, I told them to head for the Ninth Arrondissement citadel of bobo cool.
  2. A self-styled bodyguard or groupie of the nouveau riche (such as a professional athlete or musician)
  3. An imitation of something, particularly a well known product, usually lower in quality than the original.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French bobo (boo-boo).

Noun[edit]

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. (Louisiana, Montreal) A boo-boo (minor injury)
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Brooks (2000) Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (in English), Simon & Schuster, →ISBN

Anagrams[edit]


Aklanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. fish trap

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /bɔ.bɔ/

Interjection[edit]

bobo

  1. alas (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)

See also[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus (stammering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo
  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba)

  1. stupid; foolish
    Synonyms: patal, palpal, pangol, torpe

Noun[edit]

bobo (feminine boba)

  1. fool; idiot; simpleton; dunce
    Synonyms: tonto, tonta, kabakab
  2. (uncommon) clown
    Synonyms: payaso, komiko

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboː.boː/
  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Sranan Tongo bobo, from Portuguese bobo or alternatively Spanish bobo.[1]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobo's)

  1. (Suriname) sucker, fool
    Synonyms: domkop, sufferd, sukkel

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of bondsbons. Said to be coined by Joop Niezen in 1978. Popularised in 1988 by Ruud Gullit, whose usage was likely influenced by etymology 1.[2]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobo's)

  1. (Netherlands) football bigwig [from late 1970s or early 1980s]
    • 1983 November 10, M.H., "Bobo's", Nieuwsblad van het Noorden , vol. 96, no. 265, page 19.
      Drukke dagen voor bobo's in het Noorden.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (Netherlands, by extension) any bigwig [from late 1980s]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  2. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. (childish) boo-boo (pain or injury)

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of bourgeois +‎ bohème.

Noun[edit]

bobo m or f (plural bobos)

  1. bobo, boho
    • 2016, Mathilde Ramadier; Alberto Madrigal, Berlin 2.0, Futuropolis, →ISBN, page 47:
      Et d'un point de vue sociologique, mieux vaut commander un simple café au lait pour préserver les berlinois des bobos et des hipsters.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Further reading[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Louisiana Creole French bo.

Verb[edit]

bobo

  1. (Saint-Domingue) to kiss
    Mo bobo ly là su bouche.I kiss her there on the mouth.

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: bo

References[edit]

  • S.J Ducoeurjoly, Manuel des habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un précis de l'histoire de cette île

Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

bóbó or bôbô

  1. to pour out or over

Noun[edit]

bóbo

  1. baptism without ceremony

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bobo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼぼ

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bubu, from Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. fish trap

Polabian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bàba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo f

  1. grandmother
  2. old woman

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nursery language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.bɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔbɔ
  • Syllabification: bo‧bo

Noun[edit]

bobo n (indeclinable)

  1. (endearing) baby, child
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dziecko
    małe boboa small baby
    ryczące boboa howling baby
    słodkie boboa sweet baby
    zdrowe boboa healthy baby
    bobo w wózkua baby in a carriage

Derived terms[edit]

noun

Further reading[edit]

  • bobo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bobo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo

Adjective[edit]

bobo m (feminine singular boba, masculine plural bobos, feminine plural bobas, comparable)

  1. (Brazil) silly, stupid
  2. (Brazil) naive

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. (historical) jester (person who amused a medieval court)
    Synonym: bobo da corte
  2. (chiefly Brazil) a stupid or naive person; a fool.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fool/translations

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balbus (stuttering), influenced by sound symbolism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/, [ˈbo.β̞o]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba, masculine plural bobos, feminine plural bobas)

  1. stupid, silly, naive
    Synonym: tonto

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. a stupid or naive person; a fool
    ¡No seas bobo!Don't be an idiot!

Further reading[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese bobo.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. dolt, dweeb, wimp

Adjective[edit]

bobo

  1. doltish, sluggish

Verb[edit]

bobo

  1. to behave like a dolt

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus (stammering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo
  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/

Noun[edit]

bobo (feminine boba)

  1. fool; idiot; simpleton; dunce
  2. (uncommon) clown; jester
    Synonyms: payaso, arlikin

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba)

  1. stupid; foolish; silly
    Synonym: tanga
    • 2021, Nitz Miralles, “Lauren ‘pinatulan’ si DJ Loonyo”, in Pang-Masa:
      Aliw na aliw kami sa pagpatol ni Lauren Young sa fans ni DJ Loonyo na binash siya dahil sa comment sa pagsusuot ng face mask. Na-bash si Lauren sa tweet niyang “Omg i just saw this!! Ang bobo shet ang bobo. Flatearther ka rin ba koyah??”
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived terms[edit]


Ternate[edit]

bobo

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tobelo boboro (nipa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo (Jawi بوبو‎)

  1. the nipa palm

References[edit]

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh