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A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.
[French bohémien, from Bohême, Bohemia (from the unconventional lifestyle of the Romani people, erroneously supposed to have come from there).]
a. A native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
b. A person of Bohemian ancestry.
2. The Czech dialects of Bohemia.
a. Archaic A Romani person.
b. An itinerant person; a vagabond.
[Sense 3, translation of French bohémien; see bohemian.]
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unconventional behaviour or appearance, esp of an artist
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the practice of individualistic, unconventional, and relaxed conduct, of ten in an artistic context, expressing disregard for or opposition to ordinary conventions. — bohemian, n., adj.See also: Behavior
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