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Bolo (n.)

"traitor," 1917, from Paul Bolo, French adventurer shot for treason April 17, 1918; used in World War I with reference to pacifist propagandists; later somewhat assimilated to Bolshevik (q.v.).

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Definitions of Bolo

bolo (n.)
a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie;
Synonyms: bolo tie / bola tie / bola
bolo (n.)
long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin;
Synonyms: bolo knife
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