Definitions for Bohemianboʊˈhi mi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bo•he•mi•anboʊˈhi mi ən(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.

    Category: Peoples

  2. (esp. formerly)

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Czech (def. 1). 1 1

  3. (usu. l.c.) a person who lives and acts without regard for conventional rules and practices.

  4. Category: Peoples

    Ref: (formerly) Czech (def. 2). 1 2

  5. Archaic.

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Gypsy (def. 1). 1

  6. (adj.)of or pertaining to Bohemia or its inhabitants.

    Category: Peoples

  7. (usu. l.c.) pertaining to or characteristic of a bohemian.

Origin of Bohemian:

1570–80

Bo•he′mi•an•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gypsy, Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemian(noun)

    a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

  2. Bohemian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic

  3. bohemian(adj)

    a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life

  4. Bohemian(adj)

    of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people

  5. bohemian(adj)

    unconventional in especially appearance and behavior

    "a bohemian life style"

Wiktionary

  1. bohemian(Noun)

    an unconventional or nonconformist artist or writer.

  2. bohemian(Adjective)

    unconventional, especially in habit or dress.

    Please tell me you're not one of Toulouse's oh-so-talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished protu00E9gu00E9s! -Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!

  3. Bohemian(Noun)

    A native or resident of Bohemia.

  4. Bohemian(Noun)

    The dialect of the Czech language spoken in Bohemia.

  5. Bohemian(Noun)

    A Romani (Gypsy).

  6. Bohemian(Noun)

    A marginalized and impoverished young artist, or member of the urban literati.

  7. Bohemian(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Bohemia or its language.

    Please tell me you're not one of Toulouse's oh-so-talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished protu00E9gu00E9s! -Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!

  8. Bohemian(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the untraditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities (or by extension, major North American cities as well).

  9. Origin: From bohémien, from Bohême; compare gypsy, from Egypt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bohemian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2

  2. Bohemian(noun)

    of or pertaining to a social gypsy or "Bohemian" (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy

  3. Bohemian(noun)

    a native of Bohemia

  4. Bohemian(noun)

    the language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family

  5. Bohemian(noun)

    a restless vagabond; -- originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals

Freebase

  1. Bohemian

    A Bohemian is a resident of the former Kingdom of Bohemia, either in a narrow sense as the region of Bohemia proper or in a wider meaning as the whole country, now known as the Czech Republic. The word "Bohemian" was used to denote the Czech people as well as the Czech language before the word "Czech" became prevalent in English. "Bohemian" may also denote "a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bohemian

    name given to one who lives by his wits and shuns conventionality.

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