Bohemian

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Etymology[edit]

Bohemia +‎ -ian

In sense of Romani and by association, marginalized artists, from French bohémien (person from Bohemia, Romani), from Bohême (Bohemia). Regarding the sense evolution, compare gypsy.

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Bohemian (countable and uncountable, plural Bohemians)

  1. (countable) A native or resident of Bohemia.
  2. (uncountable) The dialect of the Czech language spoken in Bohemia.
  3. (countable, archaic) A Gypsy, a Romani.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of bohemian; an unconventional artist.

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Bohemian (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to Bohemia or its language.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of bohemian; unconventional in habit or dress.

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