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boulevardier

[boo l-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] /ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪər, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ/
noun, plural boulevardiers
[boo l-uh-vahr-deerz, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] /ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪərz, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French; see boulevard, -ier2
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  • It is only the sight of now faces that gives notice to the boulevardier of the change.
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British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier

boulevardier

/buːlˈvɑːdɪˌeɪ/
noun
1.
(originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places
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Word Origin and History for boulevardier
n.

1856, French, "one who frequents the boulevard;" i.e.: man-about-town, one fond of urban living and society.

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