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[bey-muh, boh-; German bœ-muh] /ˈbeɪ mə, ˈboʊ-; German ˈbœ mə/
[yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA),
1575–1624, German theosophist and mystic.
Also, Behmen, Boehme, Böhm. Unabridged
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  • La haute bohme, with a less strict limitation of years, makes money and spends it recklessly.

    Vie de Bohme Orlo Williams
  • I remember the night we heard "bohme" from the gallery of the Opra Comique.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • In the absence of wealth it was a gay little Pierrot-perfidy of the vie de bohme.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • However, "Madame Butterfly" and "bohme" were never given to my knowledge.

    Germany in War Time Mary Ethel McAuley
  • Then the architect Dubiche, one of the members of the young bohme, dreamed in a spirit of presage of a new architecture.

  • These were the days of the second cnacle, for "Hernani" was the Hegira of la vie de bohme.

    Vie de Bohme Orlo Williams
  • This was the break with well-ordered life and the sign-post which showed him the way into the bohme.

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig
  • La vie de bohme implies youth, so that its generations change as rapidly as those of a university.

    Vie de Bohme Orlo Williams
  • It may well be taken to represent the free unrestrained spirit of the Vie de bohme.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • The most universal word—which I shall adopt—applicable to this haute bohme is the contemporary name for them, les viveurs.

    Vie de Bohme Orlo Williams
British Dictionary definitions for bohme


/German ˈbøːmə/
Jakob (ˈjaːkɔp). 1575–1624, German mystic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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