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Circa 1820. Multiple potential origins:
- From beak (“nose”)
- From French beaucoup (“very much”)
- Blend of beak (“nose”) + coconut
- From boke (“point; thrust”)
- From poke, as in poke one's nose into
boko (plural bokos)
- (dated, West Midlands, originally boxing) the nose.
- 1943, Johns, W[illiam] E[arl], 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, number 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, Wood, Mary Dobbs, 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.
- See Thesaurus:nose
From a word in the Boko language.
boko m (uncountable)
- Boko language
- Romanization of 𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉
bōkṑ m (possessed form bōkòn)
- fraud, deceit, trick
- a mock or imitation version of something real
- Western education
- Boko alphabet (Latin script used to write Hausa)
boko (plural boki)
- Rōmaji transcription of