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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 ).]
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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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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.]
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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"
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Translations

bozo

[ˈbəʊzəʊ] N (esp US) → imbécil mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bozo

[ˈbəʊzəʊ] n (= idiot) → andouille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bozo

n (US) → (primitiver) Kerl (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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I had never met anyone like either of those two bozos. I was twenty-two.
The business--combining animation, licensing of the character and personal appearances--made millions, as Harmon trained more than 200 Bozos over the years to represent him in local markets.
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Bozos called for women who dare to feed their infants anywhere other than in a dark room be sent to the House of Jezabels.