[boo l-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey]
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/.
  1. a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
  2. bon vivant.

Origin of boulevardier

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at boulevard, -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier


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

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

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