boko

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See also: Boko and bòkò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Circa 1820. Multiple potential origins:

  1. From beak ‎(nose)[1][2]
  2. From French beaucoup ‎(very much)[1][2]
  3. Blend of beak ‎(nose) +‎ coconut[1]
  4. From boke ‎(point; thrust)[2]
  5. From poke, as in poke one's nose into[2]

Noun[edit]

boko ‎(plural bokos)

  1. (dated, West Midlands, originally boxing) the nose.
    • 1943, W. E. Johns, Biggles Fails to Return (page 115)
      [] the way he hid the Pernod card and bumped me on the boko when I tried to have a dekko at it proves that.
    • 1965, The illustrated weekly of India (volume 86, issue 1, page 41)
      He sang Landor's lines in a quavering falsetto, then broke raucously into the schoolboy battle-cry of "Hit him on the boko, hit him on the boko, Jericho!"
    • 2012, Mary Dobbs Wood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inventing My Childhood (page 45)
      He let out a yell, his eyes watering from the punch on the boko.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric Partridge (2003) Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang[1], Routledge, ISBN 9781135795429, page 474
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 David Crystal (2014) Words in Time and Place[2], Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199680474, page 26

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

boko ‎(accusative singular bokon, plural bokoj, accusative plural bokojn)

  1. (neologism) buck (male deer, goat, or other ruminant)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda (1970) Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto (in Esperanto), 3 edition, Paris, ISBN 2950243231, published 1987, page 116: “bok/o Ⓝ Virseksulo de remaĉuloj, precipe de kaproj aŭ cervoj.”

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From a word in the Boko language.

Noun[edit]

boko m ‎(uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) Boko

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bōkō

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian bocca, Spanish boca, from Latin bucca.

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Noun[edit]

boko (plural boki)

  1. (anatomy) mouth
  2. opening, entrance
  3. (geography) mouth (of a river or stream)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

boko

  1. rōmaji reading of ぼこ