Definition of Bobo in English:



  • A person having both the values of the counterculture of the 1960s and the materialism of the 1980s; a bourgeois Bohemian.

    as modifier ‘Bobo culture’
    • ‘Where the argument is less convincing is Brooks' insistence that Bobos are driven with a zeal for self-improvement in every area of their lives - going on eco-holidays or cultural sightseeing in order to progress as people.’
    • ‘Although Brooks often insists that there are many conservative Bobos as well, his work clearly describes a Blue State lifestyle.’
    • ‘The papers report that forward-looking Bobos, eying long-term demographic and employment trends, are now jousting to get their kids into Spanish-concentration magnet schools.’
    • ‘The Bobo (Bohemian and Bourgeois) style still has a leading role to play this autumn and winter, according to Wang Lei, the city's leading stylist.’
    • ‘In their puritanical disdain for cigarettes, drunkenness, and rich food, the Bobos show themselves to be far more bourgeois than bohemian.’
    • ‘Paradise for the Bobo, or ‘bourgeois bohemian,’ doesn't look quite so idyllic as it did when this book first appeared in 2000.’
    • ‘With a decent education and the right attitude you too can join the ranks of the Bobos - or bourgeois bohemians, the class that now rules the world, according to new book from the USA.’
    • ‘The difference is that Bobos, who ‘combined the countercultural '60s and the achieving '80s into one social ethos,’ are today's ruling elite.’
    • ‘Now, in the twenty-first century, we have Bobos.’
    • ‘If this generation, the Now Generation, the Baby Boomers, the Bobos, are relied upon to lead society now, with their sense of values, we are going into a dark age.’


1990s: abbreviation.