[bwaht; French bwat]

noun, plural boîtes [bwahts; French bwat] /bwɑts; French bwat/.

a nightclub; cabaret.

Origin of boîte

< French: box; Old French boiste < Vulgar Latin *buxita, for Late Latin buxida, formation based on Latin pyxis box (see pyx), stem pyxid-, conflated with buxus box3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boite

Historical Examples of boite

  • The boite ordinaire that grows away there in the plain, is called Gamay.

  • First thing whin they gits howld av a greeny the bhise throis to make him boite that same.

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • The other man went on smoking and staring at the boite de surprises as if he were alone.

    In the Wilderness

    Robert Hichens

  • You won't pass many inspections without having to send you to the Boite.

    Trooper 3809

    Lionel Decle