[boo l-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey]
- a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
- bon vivant.
Origin of boulevardier
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Examples from the Web for boulevardier
He has in him nothing of the boulevardier, and he is happy only when at work.
He composed feuilletons that would have made the fortune of a boulevardier.Edgar Saltus: The Man
With swift intelligence, she felt him to be no more a boulevardier than she was light.To Win the Love He Sought
E. Phillips Oppenheim
By nature you're a boulevardier, or what the newspapers call a 'clubman.'The Street Called Straight
He could now pass for a boulevardier while before he had the air of a cutthroat.
- (originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places
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Word Origin and History for boulevardier
1856, French, "one who frequents the boulevard;" i.e.: man-about-town, one fond of urban living and society.
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