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bohemian


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bohemian  \Bo*he"mi*an\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Bohemia,  or  to  the  language  of  its 
  ancient  inhabitants  or  their  descendants.  See  {Bohemian}, 
  n.,  2. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  social  gypsy  or  ``Bohemian''  (see 
  {Bohemian},  n.,  3);  vagabond;  unconventional;  free  and 
  easy.  [Modern] 
 
  Hers  was  a  pleasant  Bohemian  life  till  she  was  five 
  and  thirty.  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  Artists  have  abandoned  their  Bohemian  manners  and 
  customs  nowadays.  --W.  Black. 
 
  {Bohemian  chatterer},  or  {Bohemian  waxwing}  (Zo["o]l.),  a 
  small  bird  of  Europe  and  America  ({Ampelis  garrulus});  the 
  waxwing. 
 
  {Bohemian  glass},  a  variety  of  hard  glass  of  fine  quality, 
  made  in  Bohemia.  It  is  of  variable  composition,  containing 
  usually  silica,  lime,  and  potash,  rarely  soda,  but  no 
  lead.  It  is  often  remarkable  for  beauty  of  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bohemian  \Bo*he"mi*an\,  n. 
  1.  A  native  of  Bohemia. 
 
  2.  The  language  of  the  Czechs  (the  ancient  inhabitants  of 
  Bohemia),  the  richest  and  most  developed  of  the  dialects 
  of  the  Slavic  family. 
 
  3.  A  restless  vagabond;  --  originally,  an  idle  stroller  or 
  gypsy  (as  in  France)  thought  to  have  come  from  Bohemia;  in 
  later  times  often  applied  to  an  adventurer  in  art  or 
  literature,  of  irregular,  unconventional  habits, 
  questionable  tastes,  or  free  morals.  [Modern] 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  from  the  French  boh['e]mien,  a  gypsy; 
  also  a  person  of  irregular  habits. 
 
  She  was  of  a  wild,  roving  nature,  inherited  from 
  father  and  mother,  who  were  both  Bohemians  by 
  taste  and  circumstances.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bohemian 
  adj  :  unconventional  in  especially  appearance  and  behavior;  "a 
  bohemian  life  style" 
  n  :  a  nonconformist  writer  or  artist  who  lives  an  unconventional 
  life  [syn:  {Bohemian}] 




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