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boudoir

[boo-dwahr, -dwawr] /ˈbu dwɑr, -dwɔr/
noun
1.
a woman's bedroom or private sitting room.
Origin of boudoir
1775-1785
1775-85; < French: literally, a sulking place (boud(er) to sulk + -oir -ory2)
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boudoir

/ˈbuːdwɑː; -dwɔː/
noun
1.
a woman's bedroom or private sitting room
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: room for sulking in, from bouder to sulk
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n.

1777, "room where a lady may retire to be alone," from French boudoir (18c.), literally "pouting room," from bouder "to pout, sulk," which, like pout, probably ultimately is imitative of puffing.

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