himbo

himbo
(HIM.boh)
n.
A man who is good-looking, but unintelligent or superficial.
Example Citation:
After three Garbage albums, Manson hasn't yet become a tedious pop princess. Undeniably charismatic, she can be distinguished from most of the pop world's thrusting teens and vainglorious himbos by one easy test: she has opinions.
— Sacha Molitorisz, "Talking Trash," Sydney Morning Herald, January 25, 2002
Earliest Citation:
After a ruckus at the Robert Redford press conference early in the two-week run that left one injured reporter, festival-goers were hungry for violence. (Sex was commonplace, from a Melanie Griffith look-alike stuffed into her gown like salami in spandex to the macho himbo who strutted the Croisette wearing a 16-foot python like a stole around his shoulders and neck.)
— Rita Kempley, "At Cannes, All Ham, No Glam," The Washington Post, May 29, 1988
Notes:
The word "himbo" is the result of a linguistic sex-change operation that sutured the male pronoun him onto the usually feminine insult bimbo. (Although bimbo is often dressed in a gender-neutral suit that gives it a meaning similar to bozo; i.e., a stupid or useless person.) It's a better blend than the less intelligible mimbo (male bimbo) mix that was coined in a Seinfeld episode.
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  • himbo — /himˈbō/ (slang, usu derogatory or joc) noun (pl himˈbos) 1. A man who is attractive but dull and unintelligent 2. A male bimbo ORIGIN: ↑him and ↑bimbo …   Useful english dictionary

  • himbo — A male bimbo. Himbo though he is, Ricky Martin is the greatest …   Dictionary of american slang

  • himbo — A male bimbo. Himbo though he is, Ricky Martin is the greatest …   Dictionary of american slang

  • himbo — noun /ˈhɪmbəʊ,ˈhɪmboʊ/ A physically attractive man who lacks intelligence; the male equivalent of a bimbo …   Wiktionary

  • Himbo — superficial, stupid man, who is overly concerned with his looks …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • himbo — Australian Slang superficial, stupid man, who is overly concerned with his looks …   English dialects glossary

  • himbo — n a male bimbo. An item of journalese that was adopted into general speech in the 1990s. Bimboy is a synonym …   Contemporary slang

  • himbo — n. handsome man who is not intelligent and not profound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • himbo — noun (C) humorous a young man who is sexually attractive but is not very intelligent …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • himbo — /ˈhɪmboʊ/ (say himboh) noun US an attractive but unintelligent young man. {blend of him + bimbo} …  

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