"muscular low-I.Q. male," c.1910, perhaps from Spanish bozal, used in the slave trade and also to imply "one whom talks Spanish badly." Bozo the clown is made 1940 at Capitol reports because the sound in a few story-telling files for children ["Wall Street Journal," Oct. 31, 1983].
a casual term for a youth or guy
- a person that is a stupid incompetent trick