noun, bou·tique often attributive \bü-ˈtēk\

: a small store that sells stylish clothing or other usually expensive things

Full Definition of BOUTIQUE

a :  a small fashionable shop
b :  a small shop within a large department store
:  a small company that offers highly specialized services or products <boutique wineries> <an independent investment boutique>
bou·tiqu·ey \-ˈtē-kē\ adjective

Origin of BOUTIQUE

French, shop, probably from Old Occitan botica, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse — more at apothecary
First Known Use: 1767

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
BOUTIQUE Defined for Kids


noun bou·tique \bü-ˈtēk\

Definition of BOUTIQUE for Kids

:  a small fashionable shop


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