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/.

  1. a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
  2. bon vivant.

Origin of boulevardier From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at boulevard, -ier2 Examples from the Web for boulevardier Historical Examples of boulevardier

  • He has in him nothing of the boulevardier, and he is happy only when at work.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893


  • He composed feuilletons that would have made the fortune of a boulevardier.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus

  • With swift intelligence, she felt him to be no more a boulevardier than she was light.

    To Win the Love He Sought

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • By nature you’re a boulevardier, or what the newspapers call a ‘clubman.’

    The Street Called Straight

    Basil King

  • He could now pass for a boulevardier while before he had the air of a cutthroat.

    Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile

    Henry Stephens

  • British Dictionary definitions for boulevardier boulevardier noun

    1. (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.

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