It’s Actually a Word! 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

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 Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
Posts created 4255

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top