Bobo is a portmanteau of the words bourgeois and bohemian.
The term is used in David Brooks book 'Bobos in Paradise' to describe the 1990s descendants of the yuppies. Brooks's thesis is that this "new upper class" represents a marriage between the liberal idealism of the 1960s and the self-interest of the 1980s.
Bobos, often of the 9-to-5 middle/upper class, claim highly tolerant views of others, purchase expensive and exotic items, and believe American society to be meritocratic.
Bobos hate 'conspicuous consumption' but will splurge on the "necessities" of life. Bobos consider money as a means rather than an end in itself.
Bobo can be used in place of the word yuppie, but it has a fresher and less negative of a connotation.
Aminah: Do you want to go to that french-japanese fushion place for dinner?
Sasha: Eh...I'm craving something local.
Sasha: ...maybe that raw food place you dig in the village?
Amy: Fantastic.. that way we can pick up some beer from Trader Joe's on the way back to the crib!
(two bobos deciding on evening plans)
A Korean dude who muds like a maniac and farts uncontrollably.
Dude, Eric is such a bobo these days.
Generic, no-name shoes or even worse shoes with corny names (i.e. pro-wings, avia, sike (just glue it), four-stripe adidas, ragamuffinpinwheelsdeluxe. . .).
Bobos, they make your feet feel fine,
Bobos, they cost a dollar ninety-nine. . .
generic shoes, probably bought at Kmart
"Bo Bos, they make your feet feel fine.... Bo Bos, they cost a dollar ninety nine"
something really ghetto
this phone it to bo bo for me
It's an early 80's word. Bobos: n. refers to an article of clothing with no particular name; no name brand. ie. shoes that don't have a name brand.
Those shoes are bobos...haha!
French: Short for bourgeois bohème. Describes Parisians who are both upscale and artistic. Similar to the original meaning of the American "hipster," but generally laced with a uniquely French"Je ne sais quois".
Il s'agit d'un magasin de bobo (This is a bobo shop).
Growing up in south philadelphia in the early 80's ,this term would have been used in the ghetto for any old raggedy ass,nasty,beat up shit kicker that all of the school kids would have accused your mother of buying at the salvation army,but usually of the chuckie's variety,YOU KNOW short top with rubber tip.They were often found hanging ,like christmas ornaments from every telephone line.Those were'nt cool then,during the pre hipster era,it was shell top and gazzelle's,naw meen?Oh and just an FYI, in those days,the salvation had underware bins.For real.
And there was even a song...bo bo's, bo bo's, they make your feet feel fine,bo bo's, bo bo's,they cost a penny and a dime... Amagin that as a kid. Southwark 1984.