boulevardier

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Borrowing from French boulevardier, from boulevard + -ier.

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boulevardier (plural boulevardiers)

  1. A man who frequents the boulevards; thus, a man about town or bon vivant.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 20:
      Sitting alone at his window-seat, he was like an old boulevardier fallen on hard times, waspish, inward, slothful.
    • 2007 August 19, Alex Marshall, “The Extreme Boulevardier”, New York Times:
      The 19th century was the age of the flaneur and the boulevardier, figures who made strolling down Fifth Avenue or Broadway, often vividly attired, a fashionable activity worthy of their counterparts in Paris or London.

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boulevardier (third-person singular simple present boulevardiers, present participle boulevardiering, simple past and past participle boulevardiered)

  1. (intransitive) To strut or show off like a boulevardier.
    • 1914, Robert Page Lincoln, "Wood Hollow Days", Chapter VI, Forest and Stream (83) (Dec 5, 1914) p. 739
      One spectacular being clothed liked a boulevardiering cavalier and having the mein of a finished chesterfieldian gentleman was noted seated in an oak near the cabin one day. ... It was a northern butcher-bird, the aggressive shrike ....
    • 1999, Bruce Dundore, "The Eagle Has Landed", Advertising Age (May 1, 1999) [1]
      It's safe to say that the baby boom generation is the most self-obsessed group of people ever to have boulevardiered the planet.
    • 2010, Chris Moss, 1000 Great Holiday Ideas (Time Out Books) p. 110
      For that quick romantic getaway, a weekend in the city of love, especially in spring or autumn, still delivers in terms of candlelit bistros, afternoons in cafés and boulevardiering in the Marais.

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Adjective[edit]

boulevardier m (feminine boulevardière, masculine plural boulevardiers, feminine plural boulevardières)

  1. boulevardier (attributive)

Noun[edit]

boulevardier m (plural boulevardiers)

  1. boulevardier

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