Other Word Forms of Bozo
Origin of Bozo
Originating c. 1910. Maybe from Spanish bozal, a term used in slave trade and meaning "one who speaks Spanish poorly."
First used in USA English as a vocative, from Spanish vosotros = "you": compare buster#Etymology.
After Anselm of Canterbury's usage of the early continental European Germanic-origin personal name Boso.
After Bozo the Clown, a clown character very popular in the USA in the 1950s
Thought to derive from the Bambara language, meaning "bamboo house".
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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