noun, often capitalized
bo·​he·​mia | \ bō-ˈhē-mē-ə \

Definition of bohemia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a community of bohemians : the world of bohemians


geographical name
Bo·​he·​mia | \ bō-ˈhē-mē-ə \
variants: or Čechy \ ˈche-​kē , -​ḵē \

Definition of Bohemia (Entry 2 of 2)

region of western Czech Republic; once a kingdom, later a province; capital Prague

see also bohemian

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The 11-piece collection combines both brand's particular approach to feminine bohemia. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sézane Is Launching Their First Ready-To-Wear Collection With Sea," 4 Sep. 2018 From curtains to wedding decor all the way to plant hangers, macramé adds a touch of bohemia to any design. Lennie Larkin, Sunset, "10 Ways to Make a Statement with Hanging Plants," 22 Jan. 2018 Liana Satenstein, Fashion News Writer Miuccia Prada trippin’ on whimsy, Art Nouveau, Ossie Clark, and Biba; a perverse take on flower power bohemia. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "From Chanel Fall ’91 to Jean Paul Gaultier Spring ’94, 16 Collections We’d Like to See Reissued Now," 20 Oct. 2017 Libbey’s point of view has since manifested itself throughout the tiny and beloved bohemia. Lauren Johnson And Jesse Sparks, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2017," 2 May 2017 And Ramsay-Levi knows how to get the most out of traditional handwork, like embroidery and punched cotton-front Victorian blouses, without killing the modern bohemia of the clothes. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "The Memory of Fashion," 29 Sep. 2017 Daphne du Maurier was born in 1907, in London, into the upper reaches of bohemia. Allan Massie, WSJ, "Daphne du Maurier in Her Prime," 14 July 2017 Libbey’s point of view has since manifested itself throughout the tiny and beloved bohemia. Lauren Johnson And Jesse Sparks, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2017," 2 May 2017 This is to say nothing of the countless volunteers who showed up, claw hammers in hand, to begin the long resurrection of America’s beloved capital of bohemia. Scott Armstrong, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ethos of rugged independence in Appalachia spurs neighbors to turn to neighbors," 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bohemia


1854, in the meaning defined above

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translation of French bohème

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