bo·​ho | \ ˈbō-hō How to pronounce boho (audio) \
plural bohos

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boho adjective

Examples of boho in a Sentence

after living among the bohos for a while, she realized that there was a disenchanting conformity to their nonconformity

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With space at a premium, stick to one style, be it farmhouse, boho, beachy, modern or spa-inspired. Lisa Marie Hart, USA TODAY, "Take a fresh approach to updating your entire house," 25 Mar. 2018 The ladies all rocked flower crowns and other boho-chic attire. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Eva Marcille Shares Gorgeous Photos From Her 'Flower Shower' While Hinting At Baby Number 3's Name," 16 Sep. 2019 Steal her boho chic style by rocking a floppy wool hat, fringed poncho, and denim cutoffs. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "These ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Halloween Costumes Will Make Every True Fan Say, ‘Ew, David’," 6 Sep. 2019 Buy Now Gomez paired the boho dress with an extremely versatile canvas bucket bag from Staud that comes with an extremely handy cross-body strap for $295. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Selena Gomez Wore a $50 Zara Dress with a $295 Bag—and You Can Shop Them Both Right Now," 24 July 2019 This season also sees a fun play on proportion, versatile wrap silhouettes, traditional sun dress shapes and down to earth boho looks. Melissa Magsaysay,, "The best summer dresses — all under $100," 29 July 2019 Van De Vort, which opened its first shop at Flower Hill in Del Mar, sells boho chic and upscale women’s wear for a day at Coachella, KAABOO or the Del Mar racetrack. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "One Paseo: A day in the life of San Diego’s new urban village," 11 July 2019 Tilbury said at the Chateau Marmont, wearing a navy mini-dress cinched by a belt with a sparkly buckle as well as a boho-style turquoise scarf. Khanh T.l. Tran,, "First U.S. Charlotte Tilbury store opens in L.A.," 10 July 2019 Going all out with tropical materials can put you at risk of becoming a boho-chic cliché. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Island-Inspired Palm Beach House Is the Ultimate Vacation Retreat," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of boho

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boho

by shortening & alteration

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