boulevardier

[ boo l-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey ]
/ ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪər, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ /
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noun, plural bou·le·var·diers [boo l-uh-vahr-deerz, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] /ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪərz, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ/.

a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.

Nearby words

  1. bouldering,
  2. boule,
  3. boules,
  4. bouleuterion,
  5. boulevard,
  6. bouleversement,
  7. boulework,
  8. boulez,
  9. boulez, pierre,
  10. boulimia

Origin of boulevardier

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at boulevard, -ier2

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British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier

boulevardier

/ (buːlˈvɑːdɪˌeɪ) /

noun

(originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places
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Word Origin and History for boulevardier

boulevardier

n.

1856, French, "one who frequents the boulevard;" i.e.: man-about-town, one fond of urban living and society.

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