Explanation of the term “bobo”

Some of you are confused by this french term, so here is an explanation:

Definition: bobo; adj.

A fairly affluent or educated person who repudiates, denies, or rejects the background from which he or she comes and embraces that of another, most likely lower or less educated, socio-economic one so as to not appear snobbish. Bobos, from the French term “bourgeois bohémien” often graduate from private schools, live in hip, but somewhat sketchy neigbhorhoods, marry an ethnic or ‘other’to upset their parents, or espouse unconventional food or cultural traditions to prove that they are above their bourgeois upbringing. As soon as the going gets tough, however, their breeding will show, and they will watch your napkin placement and use at the dinner table.

Jack tries so hard. First he spent those three years digging latrines in Nicaragua with that exchange group until his Nana paid him to come home and go to SMU law. He is really quite a bobo. He married that Mexican women–she went to Dartmouth, and her uncle was president of Mexico, but now *he* is all about Mexican realness and is an ardent supporter of the Zapatistas and refuses to let their 2 yr old speak English. I heard that he had to recently go to Boston to attend a Raytheon shareholders meeting so that’s why he was buying suits at Brooks and got his beard trimmed.

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