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Meaning of BOHEMIAN

Pronunciation:  bow'heemeeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
  2. [n]  a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
  3. [n]  a member of a nomadic people originating in northern India and now living on all continents
  4. [adj]  unconventional in especially appearance and behavior; "a bohemian life style"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people

BOHEMIAN is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Gipsy, Gypsy, Romany, Rommany, unconventional
 See Also: Czech Republic, European, gitana, gitano, itinerant, nonconformist, recusant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or ``Bohemian'' (see
       {Bohemian}, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and
       easy. [Modern]
             Hers was a pleasant Bohemian life till she was five
             and thirty.                           --Blackw. Mag.
             Artists have abandoned their Bohemian manners and
             customs nowadays.                     --W. Black.
    {Bohemian chatterer}, or {Bohemian waxwing} (Zo["o]l.), a
       small bird of Europe and America ({Ampelis garrulus}); the
    {Bohemian glass}, a variety of hard glass of fine quality,
       made in Bohemia. It is of variable composition, containing
       usually silica, lime, and potash, rarely soda, but no
       lead. It is often remarkable for beauty of color.
  2. \Bo*he"mi*an\, n.
    1. A native of Bohemia.
    2. The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of
       Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects
       of the Slavic family.
    3. 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. [Modern]
    Note: In this sense from the French boh['e]mien, a gypsy;
          also, a person of irregular habits.
                She was of a wild, roving nature, inherited from
                father and mother, who were both Bohemians by
                taste and circumstances.           --Thackeray.
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