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bo·zo

 (bō′zō)
n. pl. bo·zos Slang
1. A fellow; a guy.
2. A dunce; a fool.

[Earlier, a stupid, muscular fellow, of unknown origin (later influenced in meaning by the character of Bozo the Clown, introduced by Capitol Records in 1946 to market records for children ).]

bozo

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

bo•zo

(ˈboʊ zoʊ)

n., pl. -zos. Slang.
1. a fellow, esp. a stupid one.
2. a rude or annoying person.
[1915–20, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bozo - a man who is a stupid incompetent foolbozo - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
2.bozo - an informal term for a youth or manbozo - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
sod - an informal British term for a youth or man; "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
Translations

bozo

[ˈbəʊzəʊ] N (esp US) → imbécil mf

bozo

[ˈbəʊzəʊ] n (= idiot) → andouille f

bozo

n (US) → (primitiver) Kerl (inf)
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