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 Music in the boudoir is a tip he's turned to before, previously telling E! Lydia Price, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 Hailey Bieber and Emma Stone adorned themselves in gauzy slips and marabou feathers, channeling boudoir style without going retro. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 6 May 2022 But his conquests in the boudoir, not to mention those in carriages, in bathhouses, or behind park shrubbery, have eclipsed his accomplishments while fully dressed. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Or just a gal, sitting at her mirrored boudoir smoking a cigarette because everything is realllly bad right nowww! Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 May 2022 Inspired by a Belle Époque boudoir, the room is replete with exquisite art nouveau features, rich velvet curtains and sumptuous furnishings that together evoke the glitz and glamor of the late 19th century. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 May 2022 The windmill room has been converted into a sumptuous boudoir, swathed in pastel curtains and adorned with fin de siècle artifacts and atmospheric nods to the nightclub below -- from vintage costumes and perfume bottles to a paper stage. Francesca Street, CNN, 4 May 2022 Lily James Lily James’ boudoir-meets-bombshell Atelier Versace gown was one of the many red carpet looks to key into the pale pink colorway. Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2022 The halls are filled with fresh colors and fanciful designs in every size imaginable, a boudoir of infinite choice. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Boudoir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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