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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.]


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).]

bo·he′mi·an adj.
bo·he′mi·an·ism n.


1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Bohemia, esp of the old kingdom of Bohemia; a Czech
2. (often not capital) a person, esp an artist or writer, who lives an unconventional life
3. (Languages) the Czech language
4. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia, its people, or their language
5. unconventional in appearance, behaviour, etc


(boʊˈhi mi ən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
2. (esp. formerly) Czech (def. 1).
3. (usu. l.c.) a person who lives and acts without regard for conventional rules and practices.
4. (formerly) Czech (def. 2).
5. Archaic. Gypsy (def. 1).
6. of or pertaining to Bohemia or its inhabitants.
7. (usu. l.c.) pertaining to or characteristic of a bohemian.
Bo•he′mi•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bohemian - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetellingBohemian - 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)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
gitana - a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano - a Spanish male Gypsy
2.Bohemian - a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
3.bohemian - a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Adj.1.Bohemian - of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
2.bohemian - unconventional in especially appearance and behavior; "a bohemian life style"
unconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"


1. (often not cap.) unconventional, alternative, artistic, exotic, way-out (informal), eccentric, avant-garde, off-the-wall (slang), unorthodox, arty (informal), oddball (informal), offbeat, left bank, nonconformist, outré, out there (slang), boho bohemian pre-war poets
unconventional conservative, square (informal), conventional, bourgeois, stuffy, straight (slang), straight-laced, Pooterish
1. (often not cap.) nonconformist, rebel, radical, eccentric, maverick, hippy, dropout, individualist, beatnik, iconoclast, boho I am a bohemian. I have no roots.


A. ADJ (Geog, fig) → bohemio
B. N (Geog, fig) → bohemio/a m/f


adj (= from Bohemia) → bohémien(ne)
n (= person from Bohemia) → Bohémien(ne) m/f


adj (= unconventional) [writer, society] → bohème
bohemian life → la vie de bohème
n (= unconventional person) → bohème mf


Böhme m, → Böhmin f
(fig) bohemianBohemien m
(fig) bohemian (lifestyle)unkonventionell, unbürgerlich; circles, quarterKünstler-


1. adj (Geog) → boemo/a; (artist, life) → bohémien
2. n (Geog) → boemo/a; (artist, writer) → bohémien m inv
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