boudoir

noun
bou·​doir | \ ˈbü-ˌdwär How to pronounce boudoir (audio) , ˈbu̇-ˌdwär, ˌbü-ˈdwär, ˌbu̇-ˈdwär How to pronounce boudoir (audio) \

Definition of boudoir

: a woman's dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room

Examples of boudoir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vintage-y boudoir shoot was conceptualized by Billie herself and the point behind it is an important one. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Wears Lingerie On the Cover of British Vogue to Claim Her Power," 3 May 2021 The boudoir feel of places like Biba was inviting after the stark, jolly brightness of the '60s. Sadhbh O'sullivan, refinery29.com, "’70s Homeware Was Loud, Eclectic & Optimistic. No Wonder It’s Back," 21 Jan. 2021 Sharon Senner said her father spent six weeks in Europe to get the columns and statuary to make just the right impression of elegance, along with marble railings from Marie Antoinette’s boudoir. John Pope, NOLA.com, "Gerald Senner, real estate developer whose hotels included Le Pavillon, dies at 88," 7 Dec. 2020 During the show’s most delightful set piece, an unassuming storefront reveals a pink boudoir where dancer Natasha Frater is wearing a mask. Washington Post, "Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec," 19 Nov. 2020 Borrowing from the boudoir, these looks are meant to see the light of day. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Daylight Saving Time Stops Tonight—Here Are 19 Dreamy Dresses For Somnambulists and Romantics Alike," 31 Oct. 2020 The film chooses to return to this framing, situating the couple in a smoky boudoir in Cairo. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "The major differences between Rebecca the book and the movie," 22 Oct. 2020 Weaver lends his styling skills to the collection dreaming up all manner of sultry outfits and taking the pieces out of their boudoir context. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The A to Z of Rihanna’s Jaw-Dropping Savage x Fenty Show," 1 Oct. 2020 Creating this royal boudoir involved a bit of antiquing, a couple of orders from Amazon (products are listed at the bottom of the page), and a lot of creativity. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Woman's Bedroom Is Giving Us Major Cinderella Castle Vibes," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of boudoir

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boudoir

French, from bouder to pout

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The first known use of boudoir was in 1777

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7 May 2021

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“Boudoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boudoir. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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boudoir

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boudoir

old-fashioned : a woman's bedroom or private room for dressing or resting

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