boudoir

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noun bou·doir \ˈbü-ˌdwär, ˈbu̇-, ˌbü-ˈ, ˌbu̇-ˈ\

Definition of boudoir

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

Origin and Etymology of boudoir

French, from bouder to pout


First Known Use: 1777


BOUDOIR Defined for English Language Learners

boudoir

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noun bou·doir \ˈbü-ˌdwär, ˈbu̇-, ˌbü-ˈ, ˌbu̇-ˈ\

Definition of boudoir for English Language Learners

  • : a woman's bedroom or private room for dressing or resting



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