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Thursday, September 26, 2002

Definitions for boulevardier

  1. A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.
  2. 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. Tom Gliatto, People
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. Sydney H. Schanberg, Newsday
Origin of boulevardier
1875-1880
Boulevardier is from French, from boulevard, from Old French bollevart, "rampart converted to a promenade," from Middle Low German bolwerk, "bulwark."
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