Meaning of bozo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbəʊzəʊ/

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nounplural noun bozos

informal mainly North American
  • A stupid or insignificant man.

    • ‘they're really a bunch of bozos’
    • ‘We've called him and his ilk everything from thickheaded bozos, to donkeys and pious do-gooders.’
    • ‘‘We're just going to have a bunch of bozos who will do nothing for us at Westminster,’ said one women's campaigner.’
    • ‘What a total bunch of selfish bozos we are in the West.’
    • ‘She could fool the other two bozos anytime, anywhere, but it was this guy who made her wary.’
    • ‘He'd probably tell a number of important senators that they were bozos.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the America's-always-to-blame bozos get all the publicity - and you're giving them more by implying that their moral blindness characterizes the academy as a whole.’
    • ‘That's not even counting all the virus emails I've been receiving from these bozos who don't understand the concept of not opening attached files from people they don't know.’
    • ‘I wish I had, because my dread about being trapped with cruise-ship bozos would have been replaced by a more accurate dread of being trapped with ocean-liner snobs.’
    • ‘With profits down and teleconferencing getting ever more sophisticated, those business travelers are staying put or buying restricted tickets like the rest of us bozos.’
    • ‘Anyway, Mr. B. pays these bozos $75 for failing to figure out what's wrong with the machine and takes it home with a promise to call if the problem recurs.’
    • ‘Don't expect these bozos to know that, however.’
    • ‘And admittedly once you have to pull out the public policy dictionary on these bozos they've pretty much fought you to a draw in political terms.’
    • ‘If every single pilot in America shows up for work with a nine-millimeter on his belt, are the security bozos really going to shut down the country again?’
    • ‘The best thing to do with these bozos is not to get into back and forth chants with them, but to participate in the festivities themselves and outnumber them.’
    • ‘The journalists will look like bozos if they don't push this.’
    • ‘Someday these bozos are going to figure out that it doesn't pay to try to set the CIA up as the fall guys.’
    • ‘How about restoring confidence in the House of Representatives by calling for the resignation of these bozos?’
    • ‘E-mail is a cold and barren medium, but it's efficient, and we don't have to wait for the bozo on the other end to hang up - we just hit escape.’
    • ‘This bozo later got a prime spot on the roster, encouraging all his fans to register to vote.’
    • ‘This is a very healthy situation to be in, not with regard to the bankrupt bunch of bozos who sit over there.’
    idiot, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod


1920s of unknown origin.