Thursday, September 26, 2002
Definitions for boulevardier
- A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.
- A sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town.
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Citations for boulevardier
Oswald, whose idea of excitement is breakfasting with a penguin, is a boulevardier: Hat cocked precariously on his head, he saunters out into the sunny city.
Bratton had been running about town, having his picture taken in trendy restaurants, seeking and getting headlines -- a regular gay boulevardier from the Roaring Twenties.
Origin of boulevardier
Boulevardier is from French, from boulevard, from Old French bollevart, "rampart converted to a promenade," from Middle Low German bolwerk, "bulwark."