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[boh-boh] /ˈboʊ boʊ/
noun, plural bobos.
Informal. a liberal, highly educated person who combines a bourgeois, affluent lifestyle with nonconformist values and attitudes.
Origin of bobo
1995-2000; bo(urgeois) + bo(hemian); from the book Bobos in Paradise by U.S. journalist David Brooks Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • bobo's red eyes expanded and the ruff on the back of his neck began to rise.

  • About 45 families left bobo for Arkansas, and 15 families went to the North.

  • The field sold for fifty, and the auctioneer glanced at Mr. bobo, who shook his head and shuffled away.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Padre bobo gave us much information about the habits of these turtles.

    The Young Llanero W.H.G. Kingston
  • At last one day she asked the children who they meant by "bobo."

    Stranger Than Fiction Mary L. Lewes
  • bobo” his detractors might call him, or “tonto”—but never “pendejo” nor “traidor.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth

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