[ bool-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey ]

noun,plural bou·le·var·diers [bool-uh-vahr-deerz, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey]. /ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪərz, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ/.
  1. a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.

Origin of boulevardier

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

Words Nearby boulevardier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boulevardier in a sentence

  • He made a bow which was Chesterfieldian and incidentally made answer, rattling it off with the swiftness of a boulevardier.

    Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
  • The Parisian courtesan was at the zenith of her extraordinary celebrity when I became a rustic boulevardier.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) | Henry Watterson
  • His walk betrayed the Parisian boulevardier, and the remnants of his clothing confirmed the opinion.

British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier


/ (buːlˈvɑːdɪˌeɪ) /

  1. (originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places

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