|1.||a native or inhabitant of Bohemia, esp of the old kingdom of Bohemia; a Czech|
|2.||(often not capital) a person, esp an artist or writer, who lives an unconventional life|
|3.||the Czech language|
|4.||of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia, its people, or their language|
|5.||unconventional in appearance, behaviour, etc|
"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.