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bobolee
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Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
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A stuffed effigy of Judas which was tied by the neck and dragged through the streets on Good Friday, usually followed by youths with sticks, beating it until it fell apart.
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swaziwali May 30, 2008
The meaning of bobolee seems to have changed over the years. I was born in the 1940's. Back then, a bobolee was a stuffed effigy of JUDAS which was tied by the neck and dragged through the streets on GOOD FRIDAY, usually followed by youths with sticks, beating it until it fell apart. Hence the sayings "they beat him like a bobolee", or " he get licks like a bobolee", when someone was beaten up. The current synonyms seem to lean toward someone who is taken advantage of because he or she is not smart or lovestruck.
wulf May 30, 2008
Somebody can submit that as another meanings.
setrack Oct 02, 2008
this sucky guy on SBR has this as his email and his name is supposed to be brian lee or something and his email is bobolee...i think its like his nickname so i'm not too sure he knows what the true meaning of the word is though. And looking at how he plays metaknight, he truly is a bobolee.
heretic Oct 06, 2008
Whats SBR?
tjb11419 Feb 09, 2009
come on trinis, a bobolee is someone who is easily could be takin advantage of in a way like for example the kids laugh at me like iz a bobolee, it can mean stupid too,the kids think he or she stupid for not sayin anything or defend his or herself not takin on the kids
Greenzdiva Jul 10, 2009
True...in Grenada a bobolee is ah idiot...
grannybin Aug 19, 2009
monkey nana
bobolee1 Jun 23, 2010
the old dude is right. and so is everyone else. the origin is the good friday bobolee that you beat. so a chupid person yuh could beat or take advantage of just like a bobolee is a bobolee figuratively. 
interested Aug 07, 2012
A bobolee is someone that is taken advantage of and powerless to defend against the attacker.  Thus a boss from hell (bully) takes advantage of an employee (bobolee). 
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