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[boh-hoh] /ˈboʊ hoʊ/
noun, plural bohos.
bohemian (def 2):
a mecca for bohos and arty types.
bohemian (def 6):
boho fashion trends.
Origin of boho
by shortening and alteration Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And as gay life has moved from boho elitism to near bourgeoisie respectability—who cares more about marriage and religion?

    The Art of Gay Cool Brad Gooch February 6, 2009
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British Dictionary definitions for boho


noun, adjective (pl) -hos
(informal) short for Bohemian (sense 2), Bohemian (sense 5)
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Slang definitions & phrases for boho



  1. An ineffectual person; loser: Leave it to bohos like the Clash to give the class war its first cavalry charge/ Jamie Lee as a goofball boho intellectual (1960s+)
  2. A person who is outdated, behind the times (1980s+ College students)

[apparently fr hobohemian, found by 1919 and revived in the 1960s to mean ''member of an out-of-date avant-garde'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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