boulevardier [boo l-uh-vahr-deer, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bou·le·var·diers [boo l-uh-vahr-deerz, boo-luh-; French booluh-var-dyey] /ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪərz, ˌbu lə-; French bulə varˈdyeɪ/.
- a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
- bon vivant.
He has in him nothing of the boulevardier, and he is happy only when at work.
He composed feuilletons that would have made the fortune of a boulevardier.
With swift intelligence, she felt him to be no more a boulevardier than she was light.
E. Phillips Oppenheim
By nature you’re a boulevardier, or what the newspapers call a ‘clubman.’
He could now pass for a boulevardier while before he had the air of a cutthroat.
British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier boulevardier noun
- (originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places
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.