bo·​ho | \ˈbō-hō \
plural bohos

Definition of boho 

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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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The singer and actress went for a beach-boho look in a pink floral wrap dress, layered necklaces, and an ankle bracelet. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Packed on the PDA in Jamaica," 21 Feb. 2018 Think of this boho-hip hideaway on an organic farm in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo as the antidote to Mexico's more over-played beachfront resorts. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 Great for shining a light on your freewheeling boho lifestyle. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "8 snazzy mirrors under $100," 1 May 2018 Whether your style is b-b-bad to the bone or boho, get a moto jacket that can do both. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "11 Game-Changing Monthly Subscription Boxes You Need in Your Life," 7 Nov. 2017 In the wrong context, too much tchotchke—but in the right hands, the sign of a certain haute-boho dash. Sadie Stein, ELLE Decor, "In Defense of Maximalism," 23 May 2018 The site boasts everything from art deco maxi dresses priced under $300 to off-the-shoulder boho gowns under $2,000. Kristen Bateman, Allure, "12 Best Places to Shop for Affordable Wedding Dresses," 4 May 2018 Miller, a reformed boho babe, looked polished in her minimalist, body-skimming Isa Arfen dress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Sienna Miller Says Hello to a New Season With the Cheery Handbag," 2 May 2018 Inside, where Kardashian had her monogrammed luggage on display, a queen bed and boho decor complements the retro ride. Mackenzie Schmidt,, "Kourtney Kardashian's $650-Per-Night Birthday Airstream Comes with a Serious Wildlife Warning," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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to express warning or disapproval

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