a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
Usually bo·he·mi·an . a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
of or relating to Bohemia, its people, or their language.
Usually bo·he·mi·an . pertaining to or characteristic of the unconventional life of a bohemian.
living a wandering or vagabond life.
- an·ti-Bo·he·mi·an, adjective, noun
- Bo·he·mi·an·ism, noun
- pro-Bo·he·mi·an, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-Bo·he·mi·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Bohemian in a sentence
She was a celebrated Bohemian, considered a scandalous woman.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was Milan Hruška, a fiery miner from the North Bohemian coal mines.
Women may have frequented Bohemian bars, but on the whole it was friendships and private networks.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance | Tim Teeman | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1904 there was only one drinking-saloon, kept by a Bohemian-born American, who paid $6,000 a year for his monopoly licence.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Mrs. Sin was well known in certain Bohemian quarters, but was always spoken of as one speaks of a pet vice.Dope | Sax Rohmer
John Huss, a Bohemian clergyman who had adopted the opinions of Wickliff, was burnt at the stake.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
She was a very literary young woman, much spoken of in Bohemian circles for elegance and graciousness.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
There is something peculiar in butter prepared in this way, as it is known in other countries by the name of Bohemian butter.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Bohemian
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia, esp of the old kingdom of Bohemia; a Czech
(often not capital) a person, esp an artist or writer, who lives an unconventional life
the Czech language
of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia, its people, or their language
unconventional in appearance, behaviour, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural 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.
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