The boho is the ultimate symbol of modernism, the modern-day incarnation of the aristocratic past.
It has been around for thousands of years, but has gained in popularity in recent decades, with many celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep, dressing in it.
And with a few big-name additions, the boho may soon have a new name, too.
But the term boho will not come from the word boho, meaning ‘old man’, as many have been led to believe.
Instead, it is a word that has been bandied about by some designers, fashion houses and others for some time, and will be coming to be used in 2018, when the bohos are set to become a thing of the past.
Boho has come a long way, but it’s time to say goodbye to it Now the term has become a household word, it’s a word which has become synonymous with old, white-collar, white men.
It’s a name that has become the go-to word for people in many industries, with companies such as the clothing and footwear sector, for example, calling themselves bohoes.
“They were looking for a brand name, a slogan, a buzzword to describe the brand and it just stuck,” says Nick Deacon, director of the Institute for Boho Design at the National University of Ireland.
The word ‘boho’ originated in the 19th century as a way of describing the rich, educated and well-connected classes of the wealthy upper classes, he says.
The term has since become a marketing term, but the origin of the word has been unclear.
Some scholars say the term originated in 1881 in the British Isles.
The British term was coined by the American historian Frederick Hirschfeld, who used it to describe a group of aristocrats, the so-called ‘bourgeois bohol’, who lived in the city of Bristol and had large estates.
Bohoes were defined as “those with large estates, with property, who are considered of high moral character and who have wealth to live in”.
“They are also considered to be more socially acceptable,” he said.
The definition of bohoho was later used in the US, with the term appearing in the 1920s.
It meant a wealthy, educated white person.
The meaning of the term changed when a wealthy black person moved to the US in the 1930s.
“It was used to describe people of colour,” says Dr Deacon.
The rise of the bhoho In the 1950s and 60s, the term became associated with the wealthy white middle class.
This meant it was used by politicians and business people, including the likes of Barry Goldwater and Barry Goldmacher, to describe white, well-to-do people.
It was also used to represent wealthy white women.
“The phrase came to represent the white middle-class, the kind of people who had been doing well in their own day and had a lot of money and the kind that could afford to buy a big house and a fancy car,” Dr Deacons said.
By the 1970s, however, the word became associated more with the middle- and working-class working class, who were perceived as being less wealthy.
“A lot of the middle class in the 1960s were in the middle or lower income brackets and were therefore much less well off,” he says, noting that the word was also associated with people who were single.
“In the 1970-70s, there was a shift to the affluent middle-classes, which meant a lot more money and much more social status.”
Dr Deacons group of experts believe the word is now used by people of other ethnicities, too, but he points out that the term is still used by white people.
“There’s no racial element to it,” he added.
But Dr Deas says the buhos have not always been associated with white people and the term will be increasingly associated with different groups.
“Some of them may well be of mixed ancestry and the word could be used by non-white people too,” he warns.
“We’ve always had that sort of thing in the past, and it’s not new to people.
They just don’t realise it.
What the future holds for boho? “
Bohos will be the thing that goes with boho.”
What the future holds for boho?
According to the boches dictionary, the main characteristics of a boho are: the old man in its past, a white man in the present or future The boho is also a social symbol.
Its presence and the name boho mean it represents people who are wealthy, well off, successful, successful in their career and can afford a house.
There are many examples of the old white man.
“One of the most famous examples of this is the actor William Holden,” says Mr