It draws artists, writers, and city folks that have a slight flair for the Bohemian.
I had buck teeth, frizzy crazy hair, and a style that was Bohemian at best, thrift store at worst.
Oh, you know … I had a more unconventional, Bohemian kind of thing.
The company was founded as an antidote to the rigorousness of French couture and has always had a Bohemian sensibility.
He liked to tell that story because he was an artist, and probably felt he had a Bohemian duty to be a little bit outrageous.
The Bohemian, his arms crossed on his breast, surveyed Peyrou, with imperturbable coolness.
Rather with regret it was I found her to be a Mrs. Kenner, the leader of the Bohemian set.
The new constitution proclaimed the heredity of the Bohemian crown in the house of Habsburg.
Well, then, if the Austrians may not be touched, what say you to a Bohemian!
Since the Bohemian geese are never small birds, and weigh from nine to twelve pounds, this was a case of five to one.
"a gypsy of society," 1848, from French bohemién (1550s), from the country name (see Bohemia). The modern sense is perhaps from the use of this country name since 15c. in French for "gypsy" (they were wrongly believed to have come from there, though their first appearance in Western Europe may have been directly from there), or from association with 15c. Bohemian heretics. It was popularized by Henri Murger's 1845 story collection "Scenes de la Vie de Boheme," the basis of Puccini's "La Bohème." Used in English 1848 in Thackary's "Vanity Fair."
The term 'Bohemian' has come to be very commonly accepted in our day as the description of a certain kind of literary gipsey, no matter in what language he speaks, or what city he inhabits .... A Bohemian is simply an artist or littérateur who, consciously or unconsciously, secedes from conventionality in life and in art. ["Westminster Review," 1862]
A descriptive term for a stereotypical way of life for artists and intellectuals. According to the stereotype, bohemians live in material poverty because they prefer their art or their learning to lesser goods; they are also unconventional in habits and dress, and sometimes in morals.