Pronounced: KIH-tuhl, noun
Notes: I think I should have known this word; it may be familiar to some readers
The word booboisie means “ignorant or uncultured people regarded as a class”
This word goes back to the 1920s
Background / Comments
The word was coined by H. L. Mencken. It is from the word boob (a stupid person) combined with bourgeoisie (the middle class). Bourgeoisie comes from the French word bourgeois, which comes from Latin burgus (fortress or fortified town).