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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A fellow; a guy.
  • n. Slang A dunce; a fool.

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  • n. A stupid or foolish person.

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  • n. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
  • n. an informal term for a youth or man

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  • WeirdNet, what about a woman who is a stupid incompetent fool? Boza, perhaps?

    May 2, 2008

  • From a page on the Latin fourth declension: 'When Latin borrows nouns, say from Greek, or perhaps through a time warp from English, these nouns may have somewhat creative declensions. Humez and Humez give the following: bozo, bozus. nm., clown.'

    May 2, 2008