[bool-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey]
noun, plural boulevardiers [bool-uh-vahr-deerz, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] .
a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.

1875–80; < French; see boulevard, -ier2 Unabridged
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boulevardier (buːlˈvɑːdɪˌeɪ)
(originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places

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Word Origin & History

1879, from Fr., "one who frequents the boulevard;" i.e.: man-about-town, one fond of urban living and society.
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Example sentences
It is only the sight of now faces that gives notice to the boulevardier of the change.
In many ways, she was an unlikely match for this aristocratic boulevardier.
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