boutique

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French boutique. Doublet of bodega and apothecary.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boutique (plural boutiques)

  1. A small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewelry and the like.
  2. A small shop located within a larger one.
  3. (film) A film production company making only a few movies per year.
  4. (often attributive) Any company specializing in bespoke or custom-made products or services for clientele in a niche market.
    a boutique software consultancy
    • 1982, ABA Journal (volume 68, page 661)
      To keep attracting clients, the law firm of the future just might turn into a legal boutique, says Earle Yaffa, the managing director []

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: botik

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

boutique

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French boutique, borrowed from Old Occitan botica, from Latin apothēca, from Ancient Greek ἀποθήκη (apothḗkē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boutique f (plural boutiques)

  1. (small) shop; boutique

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French boutique. Doublet of bottega.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boutique f (invariable)

  1. boutique (shop)

References[edit]

  1. ^ boutique in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan botica.

Noun[edit]

boutique f (plural boutiques)

  1. shop (building where one can purchase items or services)

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan botica (or French boutique), from Latin apothēca, from Ancient Greek ἀποθήκη (apothḗkē, repository, storehouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

boutique f (plural boutiques)

  1. (Jersey) shop

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French boutique. Doublet of botica and bodega.

Noun[edit]

boutique f (plural boutiques)

  1. boutique (a small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewellery and the like)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French boutique. Doublet of botica and bodega.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buˈtik/, [buˈt̪ik]

Noun[edit]

boutique f (plural boutiques)

  1. boutique

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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