a small shop or a small specialty department within a larger store, especially one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
any small, exclusive business offering customized service: Our advertising is handled by a new Madison Avenue boutique.
Informal. a small business, department, etc., specializing in one aspect of a larger industry: one of Wall Street's leading research boutiques.
of, designating, or characteristic of a small, exclusive producer or business: one of California's best boutique wineries.

1760–70; < French, Middle French, probably < Old Provençal botica, botiga (with Late Greek ē > ī) < Greek apothḗkē; see apothecary, bottega Unabridged
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boutique (buːˈtiːk)
1.  a shop, esp a small one selling fashionable clothes and other items
2.  a.  of or denoting a small specialized producer or business
 b.  (as modifier): a boutique winery
3.  a small specialized stall or shopping area within a supermarket, esp selling fresh meat, seafood, etc
[C18: from French, probably from Old Provençal botica, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse; see apothecary]

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Word Origin & History

"fashion shop," 1953, earlier "small shop of any sort" (1767), from Fr. boutique (14c.), from O.Prov. botica, from Gk. apotheke (see apothecary).
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Example sentences for boutiques
The shambles is a narrow medieval street, lined with shops, boutiques and tea rooms.
Only her parfums and accessories were sold in her existing boutiques.
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