See also: Bobo, bóbo, bobô, and bo bo

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊboʊ/
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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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 2Edit

Borrowed from French bobo (boo-boo).

NounEdit

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. (Louisiana, Montreal) A boo-boo (minor injury)
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


AklanonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

NounEdit

bobo

  1. fish trap

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /bɔ.bɔ/

InterjectionEdit

bobo

  1. alas (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)

See alsoEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bobo m (plural bobo's)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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]

NounEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

bobo m (plural bobos)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Blend of bourgeois +‎ bohème.

NounEdit

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 readingEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Louisiana Creole French bo.

VerbEdit

bobo

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Haitian Creole: bo

ReferencesEdit

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

HiligaynonEdit

VerbEdit

bóbó or bôbô

  1. pour out or over

VerbEdit

bóbo

  1. baptism without ceremony

MansakaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bubu, from Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

NounEdit

bobo

  1. fish trap

PolabianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bàba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bobo f

  1. grandmother
  2. old woman

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.bɔ/
  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo

NounEdit

bobo n (indeclinable)

  1. (endearing) baby, child
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dziecko

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/, [ˈbo.β̞o]

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. stupid, silly, naive
    Synonym: tonto

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

bobo m (plural bobos)

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

Further readingEdit


Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese bobo.

NounEdit

bobo

  1. dolt, dweeb, wimp

AdjectiveEdit

bobo

  1. doltish, sluggish

VerbEdit

bobo

  1. to behave like a dolt

TagalogEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

bobo (feminine boba)

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

AdjectiveEdit

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 termsEdit


TernateEdit

 
bobo

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bobo (Jawi بوبو‎)

  1. the nipa palm

ReferencesEdit

  • 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