bobo

[ boh-boh ]
/ ˈboʊ boʊ /

noun, plural bo·bos.

Informal. a liberal, highly educated person who combines a bourgeois, affluent lifestyle with nonconformist values and attitudes.

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Origin of bobo

1995-2000; bo(urgeois)1 + bo(hemian); from the book Bobos in Paradise by U.S. journalist David Brooks
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