It’s Actually a Word!

Dictionary.com Word of the Day for Thurs­day, Decem­ber 5, 2002

booboisie \boob-wah-ZEE\, noun:
A class of peo­ple regard­ed as stu­pid or foolish.

Until then, he’d dis­missed Hol­ly­wood as a pur­vey­or of
machine-made fod­der for the booboisie, but he found, much
to his sur­prise, that the movies weren’t near­ly as bad as
he’d claimed.
–Ter­ry Tea­chout, quot­ed in “Writ­ing Menck­en,” by Kathryn
Jean Lopez, [1]National Review Online, Novem­ber 15, 2002

He was pri­mar­i­ly a rad­i­cal free­thinker who nois­i­ly waged
war against the booboisie.
–Richard Linge­man, “Dis­turber of the Peace,” [2]Washington
Post, Novem­ber 3, 2002
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Booboisie is a blend of boob and bour­geoisie. It was coined by
H. L. Menck­en (1880–1956), Amer­i­can edi­tor and critic.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂amused
Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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