boudoir


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bou·doir

 (bo͞o′dwär′, -dwôr′)
n.
A private sitting room, dressing room, or bedroom, especially one belonging to a woman.
adj.
Of, relating to, or suggestive of sexual intimacy: a boudoir comedy; boudoir fashions.

[French, from Old French bouder, to sulk.]

boudoir

(ˈbuːdwɑː; -dwɔː)
n
a woman's bedroom or private sitting room
[C18: from French, literally: room for sulking in, from bouder to sulk]

bou•doir

(ˈbu dwɑr, -dwɔr)

n.
a woman's bedroom or private sitting room.
[1775–85; < French: literally, a sulking place]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boudoir - a lady's bedroom or private sitting roomboudoir - a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
Translations

boudoir

[ˈbuːdwɑːʳ] Ntocador m

boudoir

[ˈbuːdwɑːr] (old-fashioned) nboudoir m

boudoir

nBoudoir nt (old)
References in classic literature ?
Leaving her husband and her stepdaughters to entertain Sir Joseph and Miss Lavinia, Lady Winwood took Natalie into her own boudoir, which communicated by a curtained opening with the drawing-room.
He walked across her boudoir to the bedroom door, and turned back again.
Then catching sight of Dorcas, the parlourmaid, going into the dining-room, she called to her to bring some stamps into the boudoir.
The maid had delivered her mistress's note to Mercy, and had gone away again on her second errand to Grace Roseberry in her boudoir.
If you go at once to your countess' boudoir you will find them together.
A light snow was falling as they descended at the door, and in the morning, when Dorothea passed from her dressing-room avenue the blue-green boudoir that we know of, she saw the long avenue of limes lifting their trunks from a white earth, and spreading white branches against the dun and motionless sky.
Please go to my boudoir, Jellia, and get the white piglet I left on the dressing-table.
This consisted of a bed-room, an ante-room, a small bath-room, a boudoir, and a drawing-room.
She opened a door near the fireplace, which led, through a little corridor hung with rare prints, to her own boudoir.
Entering his mother's boudoir one day Halpin Frayser kissed her upon the forehead, toyed for a moment with a lock of her dark hair which had escaped from its confining pins, and said, with an obvious effort at calmness:
The boudoir up-stairs communicated with the bed-chamber by an invisible door on the staircase; it was evident that every precaution had been taken.
They placed it in a small cabinet, anteroom, or boudoir rather, adjoining the saloon where we once saw M.