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Adjective, Noun


Noun bohemian has 3 senses

Adjective bohemian has 2 senses


  •  Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or “Bohemian” (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hers was a pleasant Bohemian life till she was five and thirty."  [1913 Webster]
    "Artists have abandoned their Bohemian manners and customs nowadays."  [1913 Webster]
Bohemian chatterer, or Bohemian waxwing (Zoöl.), a small bird of Europe and America (Ampelis garrulus); the waxwing. -- Bohemian glass, a variety of hard glass of fine quality, made in Bohemia. It is of variable composition, containing usually silica, lime, and potash, rarely soda, but no lead. It is often remarkable for beauty of color.
  •  A native of Bohemia.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A restless vagabond; -- originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals.  [1913 Webster]
    " In this sense from the French bohémien, a gypsy; also, a person of irregular habits."  [1913 Webster]
    "She was of a wild, roving nature, inherited from father and mother, who were both Bohemians by taste and circumstances."  [1913 Webster]


bohemian, n. & adj.
1 a native of Bohemia, a former kingdom in central Europe corresponding to part of modern Czechoslovakia; Czech.
2 (also bohemian) a socially unconventional person, esp. an artist or writer.
1 of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia or its people.
2 socially unconventional.

bohemianism n. (in sense 2).
Bohemia + -AN: sense 2 f. F boh{eacute}mien gypsy



Arab, Bedouin, Romany, Zigeuner, affable, beat, beatnik, breakaway, casual, cordial, degage, deviant, dissenter, dropout, easy, easygoing, eccentric, familiar, far out, flower child, folksy, freak, free and easy, fringy, gracious, gypsy, haymish, heretic, heretical, heterodox, hippie, homely, homey, iconoclast, informal, irregular, kinky, loose, maverick, misfit, natural, nomad, nonconformist, nonjuror, not cricket, not done, not kosher, offbeat, offhand, offhanded, original, plain, recusant, relaxed, sectarian, sectary, simple, sociable, swinger, tzigane, ugly duckling, unaffected, unassuming, unceremonious, unconforming, unconformist, unconstrained, unconventional, unfashionable, unofficial, unorthodox, unstudied, way out, yippie, zingaro




N vulgarity, vulgarism, barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism, mauvis gout, bad taste, gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact, ill-breeding, courseness, indecorum, misbehavior, lowness, homeliness, low life, mauvais ton, rusticity, boorishness, brutality, rowdyism, blackguardism, ribaldry, slang, bad joke, mauvais plaisanterie, gaudiness, tawdriness, false ornament, finery, frippery, trickery, tinsel, gewgaw, clinquant, baroque, rococo, rough diamond, tomboy, hoyden, cub, unlicked cub, clown, Goth, Vandal, Boeotian, snob, cad, gent, parvenu, frump, dowdy, slattern, in bad taste vulgar, unrefined, coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross, unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable, contra bonos mores, ungraceful, dowdy, slovenly, ungenteel, shabby genteel, low, common, hoi polloi, uncourtly, uncivil, ill bred, ill mannered, underbred, ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike, unladylike, unfeminine, wild, wild as an unbacked colt, untutored, unschooled (ignorant), unkempt, uncombed, untamed, unlicked, unpolished, uncouth, plebeian, incondite, heavy, rude, awkward, homely, homespun, home bred, provincial, countrified, rustic, boorish, clownish, savage, brutish, blackguard, rowdy, snobbish, barbarous, barbaric, Gothic, unclassical, doggerel, heathenish, tramontane, outlandish, uncultivated, Bohemian, obsolete, unfashionable, newfangled, odd, particular, affected, meretricious, extravagant, monstrous, horrid, shocking, gaudy, tawdry, overornamented, baroque, rococo, bedizened, tricked out, gingerbread, obtrusive.


N traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter, tourist, excursionist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, Alpine Club, peregrinator, wanderer, rover, straggler, rambler, bird of passage, gadabout, gadling, vagrant, scatterling, landloper, waifs and estrays, wastrel, foundling, loafer, tramp, tramper, vagabond, nomad, Bohemian, gypsy, Arab, Wandering Jew, Hadji, pilgrim, palmer, peripatetic, somnambulist, emigrant, fugitive, refugee, beach comber, booly, globegirdler, globetrotter, vagrant, hobo, night walker, sleep walker, noctambulist, runabout, straphanger, swagman, swagsman, trecker, trekker, zingano, zingaro, runner, courier, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, comet, pedestrian, walker, foot passenger, cyclist, wheelman, rider, horseman, equestrian, cavalier, jockey, roughrider, trainer, breaker, driver, coachman, whip, Jehu, charioteer, postilion, postboy, carter, wagoner, drayman, cabman, cabdriver, voiturier, vetturino, condottiere, engine driver, stoker, fireman, guard, chauffeur, conductor, engineer, gharry-wallah, gari-wala, hackman, syce, truckman, on the road.

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