bobo

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See also: Bobo, bóbo, bobô, and bo bo

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊboʊ/
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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]


Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /bɔ.bɔ/

Interjection[edit]

bobo

  1. alas (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)


This Albanian entry was created from the translations listed at alas. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see bobo in the Albanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2008

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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]


Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

bóbó or bôbô

  1. pour out or over

Verb[edit]

bóbo

  1. baptism without ceremony

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.


Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

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]

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. (vulgar, informal, derogatory) fool; idiot; simpleton

Adjective[edit]

bobo

  1. stupid; idiotic

Derived terms[edit]

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