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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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 This boho-chic retailer is Anthropologie's bridal sister brand, serving up Anthro-levels of chicness, but in the formal dress department. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "All the Best Places to Shop for Prom Dresses in New York City," 29 Jan. 2019 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 Phair flits through the gallery like a hummingbird, all flowing hair and floaty boho-chic maxidress. Emily Gould, The Cut, "Out of Exile," 26 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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