bohemian bohemian  /boʊ ˈhi mi ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
  2. (n) a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
  3. (n) a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
  4. (adj) of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
  5. (adj) unconventional in especially appearance and behavior

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. An ardent believer in the virtue of the bourgeois bohemian, Brooks regards the age of the bourgeois-bohemian as the end of history.
  2. He did a deeply American thing: he took a bohemian subculture and infused it with the hard edged, competitive ethos of capitalism.
  3. Like Rybakov himself, Sasha Pankratov, the student hero of Arbat, lived in the capital's bohemian Arbat district during the '30s.

News

  1. 'Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway' review: Sara Gran's latest is bleak noir tale

    "Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway" just might be the bleakest noir tale since "Dope" (2006), and Sara Gran wrote that one, too.The novel is a sequel to "Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead" (2011), another dark yarn,...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Soapbox: NewWestFest and Overland Sertoma Club: a great partnership for 25 years

    Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest has grown into a huge cultural event and birthday party for Fort Collins.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  3. Review: Little to chuckle about in Sara Gran's 'Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway'

    "Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway" just might be the bleakest noir tale since "Dope" (2006), and Sara Gran wrote that one, too.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. She wrote: "The companion of the new UK head of government is a kind of fashion icon: until now artistic director of the luxury paper company Smythson, Samantha Cameron combines stylishness with a feel for her time. Aristocratic but bohemian,...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Carla Bruni Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "They are very much my generation," the 47-year-old Elton says. "I left home when I was 16 to go away to college to study drama, and the very week I left, Queen went to No. 1 with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' ......but I certainly didn't pursue them...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Ben Elton Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "At 18, I went to the University of Colorado. I was asked to leave after a year. I went to Europe to study art," Redford says during an interview at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. "I was living a very Bohemian life with a lot of other students. They...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Robert Redford Source: Seattle Times

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