adjective see Bohemian

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  • Bohemian — Bo*he mi*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See {Bohemian}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or Bohemian (see {Bohemian}, n., 3); vagabond;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bohemian — a gypsy of society, 1848, from Fr. bohemién (1550s), from the country name (see BOHEMIA (Cf. Bohemia)). The modern sense is perhaps from the use of this country name since 15c. in French for gypsy (they were wrongly believed to have come from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bohemian — [bō hē′mē ən, bōhēm′yən] n. 1. a person born or living in Bohemia 2. CZECH1 (n. 2) 3. [Fr Bohémien: from the fact that the Gypsies passed through Bohemia to reach W Europe] a Gypsy 4. [usually b ] a person, esp. an artist, poet, etc., who lives… …   English World dictionary

  • Bohemian — Bo*he mi*an, n. 1. A native of Bohemia. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family. [1913 Webster] 3. A restless vagabond; originally, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bohemian — index nonconforming Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bohemian — [n] nonconformist artist, beatnik*, dilettante, flower child*, free spirit, gypsy, hippie*, iconoclast, writer; concept 423 …   New thesaurus

  • Bohemian — ► NOUN 1) a person from Bohemia, a region of the Czech Republic. 2) a socially unconventional person, especially an artist or writer. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to Bohemia. 2) socially unconventional. DERIVATIVES Bohemianism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bohemian — [[t]boʊhi͟ːmiən[/t]] bohemians ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You can use bohemian to describe artistic people who live in an unconventional way. ...a bohemian writer. ...bohemian café society. ...the bohemian lifestyle of the French capital. N COUNT A… …   English dictionary

  • Bohemian — Bohemians are the people of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic, inhabitants of the former Kingdom of Bohemia, located in the modern day Czech Republic. The name derives from the Latin term for the Celtic tribe inhabiting that area, the Boii, who were …   Wikipedia

  • Bohemian — Bohemianism, n. /boh hee mee euhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia. 2. (usually l.c.) a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. 3. the Czech language, esp. as spoken in… …   Universalium

  • bohemian — I UK [bəʊˈhiːmɪən] / US [boʊˈhɪmɪən] adjective living or behaving in an informal way that is considered typical of artists and writers a bohemian lifestyle Temple Bar is Dublin s lively bohemian quarter. II UK [bəʊˈhiːmɪən] / US [boʊˈhɪmɪən] noun …   English dictionary

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