Example Sentences

a funky boîte on Paris's Left Bank that offers hot jazz to a self-consciously cool crowd
Recent Examples on the Web Owned by the outrageous Bankie Banx, the West Indian style boite features Banx often performing reggae. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 31 July 2022 From a nautical-inspired boite to a luxurious take on contemporary Korean food, these 10 restaurants are the must-have reservations this summer. William Li, Town & Country, 8 July 2022 On Thursday, Lucien unveiled a new collaboration with Burberry that sees the downtown boite covered in the clothing brand’s iconic plaid. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 20 May 2022 From top cocktail bars like Aviary and The Whistler to neighborhood haunts like Inner Town Pub and Map Room, to cozy wine boites like Webster's Wine Bar, there's a watering hole for all manner of palates. Grace Wong,, 12 June 2018 Added to the list of haute boites is Hakkasan New York, the latest outpost of the elevated Cantonese restaurant which got its start in London. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 9 Feb. 2018 Just over a month into his new stint as executive chef, Ferrarese has unleashed his extensive background in fine dining and Italian fare on the intimate, neighborhood boite. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 5 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History


French, literally, box

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boîte was in 1922

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“Boîte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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