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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Crochet totes and backpacks were spotted on the runways of Monse, Isabel Marant, and Chanel, painting an overall boho and summery resort vibe for the season. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "5 Handbag Trends to Keep Your Eyes on in 2019," 22 Jan. 2019 In the ’90s, that meant long beachy waves and paisley shirts at events where everyone else was decked out in black tie—his boho True Romance premiere outfit is a still a thing of beauty. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "At 55, Brad Pitt Is Still a Menswear Icon for the Ages," 18 Dec. 2018 The Laslett is very of its place—a little bit boho, a lot swish. Laura Goulden, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Hotels in London," 26 Feb. 2018 Stitch Fix View this post on Instagram Whether your style is b-b-bad to the bone or boho, get a moto jacket that can do both. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "11 Game-Changing Monthly Subscription Boxes You Need in Your Life," 7 Nov. 2017 More recently, flocks of digital nomads have settled into the co-working spaces and open-air cafés around beachy, boho-chic Canggu (there's wifi just about everywhere), launching Web-design companies and sustainable fashion labels. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 To add a little more boho chic to her outfit of the day, Bella added a layer of silver necklaces as well as a floral headscarf, which tamed her cascading waves. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Bella Thorne Wears a Bright Pink Romper on the Red Carpet," 3 Oct. 2018 Endless Summer: Endless Summer’s boho-chic sale items are an extra 70 percent off until Tuesday, September 4. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "80+ Labor Day Sales That Are Definitely Worth Shopping This Year," 28 Aug. 2018 If your style is boho with a girly twist like Tonya's, stock up on sheer, lace shirts to layer under your favorite summer dresses! Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Style Advice," 10 Aug. 2013

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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 set apart or to segregate

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