Antigua & Barbuda
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
noun
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
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Trinidad & Tobago
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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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16 comments
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s
16 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
16 years ago

Somebody can submit that as another meanings.

s
s
15 years ago

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.

h
h
15 years ago

Whats SBR?

t
t
15 years ago

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

G
G
15 years ago

True...in Grenada a bobolee is ah idiot...

g
g
14 years ago

monkey nana

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b
bobolee1
14 years ago

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.

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interested
11 years ago

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).Â

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Bobolee
6 years ago

A person who gets taken advantage of

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Spicy
4 years ago

Everyone is right especially the oldder man, it is also about making a depiction of someone or something that's a burden to you, your community, country or the world.

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Thank god esechie
3 years ago

Very good

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kurt thomas
2 years ago

It refers to Judas , the Bobolee is Judas , Beat him

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kurt thomas
2 years ago

It refers to Judas but not the betrayal part , the taking licks part , for betraying Jesus, ppl beat the Judas (Bobolee) very bad , so when you think you getting beaten whether mentally or physically , you are considered a "bobolee" by others or even by yourself , consider that you ask yourself the question if indeed you are a Bobolee for letting ppl take advantage of you.

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
José
last year

We have Juan Bobo, who is an innocent simpleton always getting taken advantage of. I bet there is a connection.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Vincygarifuna
last year

Mama look one bobo de hash yo mouth ,him gwarn away