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booboisie (boo-bwa-ZEE) noun

A segment of the general public composed of uneducated, uncultured persons.

[Blend of boob + bourgeoisie; coined by H.L. Mencken in 1922]

"... intellectuals making fun of the booboisie ....'" Henry Allen, The Gin Before the Storm, The Washington Post, 22 Sep 1999.

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