Definition of boudoir in English:
nounchiefly historical or humorous
A woman’s bedroom or small private room.
- The décor of ‘male’ and ‘female’ rooms was distinguished, with dark panelling prevalent in dining and billiard rooms, lighter plasterwork in drawing rooms, boudoirs, and bedrooms.
- In the tome, full of glamorous soft-focus pictures of the footballer, he waxes lyrical about the art of seduction, with fish his favourite weapon for luring girlfriends from the dining room to the boudoir.
- Alternatively, transform your living room into a bohemian boudoir: the Moulin Rouge nightclub, Paris.
late 18th century: French, literally 'sulking-place', from bouder 'pout, sulk'.
Definition of boudoir in:
- US English dictionary