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

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The house where The Golden Girls was set featured many iconic rooms, but none stood out quite like Blanche’s chic boudoir, and that was the point. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Golden Girls Production Designer Slept with Blanche’s Iconic Bedspread to Keep It from Being Stolen," 9 July 2019 The first, and most seductive, Invitation (2019), is a teasing boudoir portrait of a young man lying on his stomach, turned to face the viewer, plucking at his thong with a sly confidence. Christopher Alessandrini, The New York Review of Books, "‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino," 18 May 2019 One Georgia woman's unique spin on the classic boudoir photo shoot has us in stitches. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "This Grandma Posed for a Sexy Photo Shoot in a Bathtub Full of Knitting Supplies," 11 Jan. 2019 D’Urso collaborated with California Closets to convert a hallway and smaller closets into a made-to-order boudoir. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Stylist’s Dream Closet Comes to Life," 20 Aug. 2018 These days, bringing boudoir-wear to the streets is a celebrity favorite. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ariel Winter Wore a Corset and Cargo Pants to a Basketball Game With Levi Meaden," 5 Nov. 2018 CeCe Colhoun, in a Michael Kors skirt and Roger Vivier shoes, in the boudoir of her New Orleans home, which was designed by Sara Ruffin Costello. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 Part power suit, part boudoir dressing, the lacy number featured a classic double-breasted jacket in wool silk and a lace skirt with peekaboo panels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Ashley Graham Redefines Power Dressing in Alexander McQueen," 5 July 2018 Now, Johnson does about seven boudoir shoots a week. Amanda Kingsbury, Indianapolis Star, "Ugly. Chubby. Scarred. Hate is washed away in Indiana photographer's swimsuit shoot," 10 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of boudoir

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

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