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boutique

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noun bou·tique \bü-ˈtēk\

Simple Definition of boutique

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

Full Definition of boutique

  1. 1 a :  a small fashionable shop b :  a small shop within a large department store

  2. 2 :  a small company that offers highly specialized services or products <boutique wineries> <an independent investment boutique>

bou·tiqu·ey play \-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


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