bozos

bozo

[boh-zoh]
noun, plural bozos. Slang.
1.
a fellow, especially a big, strong, stupid fellow.
2.
a rude, obnoxious, or annoying person: Two or three bozos tried to cut in ahead of the rest of us in the supermarket line.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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bozo (ˈbəʊzəʊ)
 
n , pl -zos
slang (US) a man, esp a stupid one
 
[C20: of uncertain origin; perhaps based on beau]

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bozo
"muscular low-I.Q. male," c.1910, perhaps from Sp. bozal, used in the slave trade and also to mean "one who speaks Spanish poorly." Bozo the clown was created 1940 at Capitol Records as the voice in a series of story-telling records for children ["Wall Street Journal," Oct. 31, 1983].
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