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Bohemian meaning

bohemian - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2.
  2. 2. A native of Bohemia.
  3. 3. The language of the Czechs ( the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.
  4. 4. Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or Bohemian ( see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.
  5. 5. 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.

bohemian - examples of usage

  1. I know one fellow- a Bohemian- that used to edit a Bohemian newspaper here. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. His inexhaustible gift of lightning repartee I saw illustrated on another occasion, when he presided at the midnight " gambol" of a Bohemian club, at which it needed the utmost tact and presence of mind to " ride the whirlwind and direct the storm." - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. It is true that Leech had not made a good Bohemian, but it was not until some time after du Maurier's accession to the Punch table that the weekly dinner lost an uproarious gaiety that is recognised as the true Bohemian note. - "George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians", T. Martin Wood.
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