Examples from the Web for bohemian
These bohemian joints were so uncompromising that they reminded Moss “you needed chutzpah to live in New York,” he says.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To honor the occasion, DVF presented a collection—or rather, a party—that was dubbed “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Fashion’s Most Powerful Women: Victoria Beckham & Diane von Furstenberg Show at New York Fashion Week|Erin Cunningham|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will we see more of Jessa's bohemian style and no pants for Hannah?'Girls' Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Talks Season 3 Style|Erin Cunningham|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After World War II, the Village went through an enormous renaissance as the bohemian beatnik art place.Why Did Llewyn Davis’s Greenwich Village Disappear?|Andrew Romano|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She became a professional sculptor and hung around with all sorts of famous Bohemian artists and writers.
He had no idea that the Bohemian Brethren had ever been an independent Church.History of the Moravian Church|J. E. Hutton
She was standing opposite me, pointing behind me and shouting something in Bohemian.My Antonia|Willa Cather
The Bohemian put his arm round her waist, she yielded, and their cheeks were touching.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
There is also something akin, in this Bohemian's former sentiment, to the wish our nursery children make while eating apples.A History of Nursery Rhymes|Percy B. Green
Charmian was troubled to decide what was truly Bohemian to eat, when they became hungry over their work.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for bohemian
Word Origin and History for bohemian
"a gypsy of society," 1848, from French bohemién (1550s), from the country name (see Bohemia). The modern sense is perhaps from the use of this country name since 15c. in French for "gypsy" (they were wrongly believed to have come from there, though their first appearance in Western Europe may have been directly from there), or from association with 15c. Bohemian heretics. It was popularized by Henri Murger's 1845 story collection "Scenes de la Vie de Boheme," the basis of Puccini's "La Bohème." Used in English 1848 in Thackary's "Vanity Fair."
The term 'Bohemian' has come to be very commonly accepted in our day as the description of a certain kind of literary gipsey, no matter in what language he speaks, or what city he inhabits .... A Bohemian is simply an artist or littérateur who, consciously or unconsciously, secedes from conventionality in life and in art. ["Westminster Review," 1862]
Culture definitions for bohemian
A descriptive term for a stereotypical way of life for artists and intellectuals. According to the stereotype (see also stereotype), bohemians live in material poverty because they prefer their art or their learning to lesser goods; they are also unconventional in habits and dress, and sometimes in morals.