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.

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