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boudoir

Syllabification: bou·doir
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞oˌdwär
 
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Definition of boudoir in English:

noun

chiefly historical or humorous
A woman’s bedroom or private room.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: French, literally 'sulking place'.

More
  • Etymologically, a boudoir is a place where someone sulks. The word was adopted from French in the late 18th century, and literally means ‘sulking place’, from bouder ‘to sulk, pout’.

Words that rhyme with boudoir

renvoi • Vaudois

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