bo·​zo | \ ˈbō-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce bozo (audio) \
plural bozos

Definition of bozo

: a foolish or incompetent person

Examples of bozo in a Sentence

Some bozo forgot to shut the door.
Recent Examples on the Web The mayor thanked the bozo for his public testimony before pivoting to items on the council agenda. oregonlive, 19 Jan. 2022 The rest of the Pac-12 inherited the bozo and had to live with Scott’s tired act just like the rest of us. John Canzano, oregonlive, 21 Jan. 2021 Zimmer is an effete, hapless bozo, which lets Mr Carell put pathos and need front and centre. The Economist, 25 June 2020 Donald Trump shows up dozens of times, and he is portrayed not as a distractible bozo but as a concerted aspiring strongman. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 17 Apr. 2020 This is a tiny example of the uncertainty sown by the bozos running the country and reporting the news. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Apr. 2020 Unlike whatever’s going on between these two bozos. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2020 This isn’t time for blind optimism, political nonsense or bozo cowboys like Gundy. Joseph Goodman |, al, 8 Apr. 2020 To the rescue come the teenagers Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder), who try to convince disbelieving authorities that the murderous bozos aren’t joking. Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bozo

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bozo

origin unknown

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“Bozo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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