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 (bo͞o′lə-vär-dyā′, -dîr′)
1. A sophisticated, socially active man who frequents fashionable places.
2. A cocktail made of bourbon or rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, often garnished with a lemon or orange peel.

[Obsolete French, from boulevard, boulevard; see boulevard.]


(originally in Paris) a fashionable man, esp one who frequents public places


(ˌbʊl ə vɑrˈdɪər, -vɑrˈdyeɪ, ˌbu lə-)

1. a person who frequents the most fashionable Parisian locales.
[1875–80; < French; see boulevard, -ier2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boulevardier - a visitor of a city boulevard (especially in Paris)
visitant, visitor - someone who visits
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Well let us sit and have an espresso and an exquisite pastry and watch the boulevardiers saunter by.
I grew up among English people who still thought of France--a rather stuffy and puritanical country in the 1960s--in terms of the "Gay Paree" of seventy years earlier, a place of unbridled license and monocled boulevardiers swilling champagne at the Folies Bergee.
Walk north on Broadway Avenue from Pine Street on up to Roy Street any night of the week You'll be joining punk, pierced, tattooed, orange-haired, no-haired boulevardiers on the prowl for the hip and cutting-edge.
Other boulevardiers I questioned, although apparently friendly and peaceful, held similar or yet more pugilistic views.
Miscellaneous comments: The general impression is that this is a convivial place, an all-around full-service ``meat and potatoes'' restaurant in the best old-fashioned sense, a Valley mecca for big spenders, wine fanciers and veteran boulevardiers.
Once upon a time, there were those who turned heads with their breathless style relevance, the ace faces, be they mods, rockers or just courageous boulevardiers.
America doesn't really have boulevards, so it doesn't have boulevardiers, but it does have midways, and there without any worldly training you can lose yourself in the crowd and savor the delirium of active looking and passive anonymity that Baudelaire turned into an art form.
Ultracool jazz musicians and singers, jaunty boulevardiers, insouciant diners, and lolling lounge lizards populate DeBusk's idiosyncratic world.
Flaneurs, boulevardiers, and street-walkers either don't understand his gestures or think he's deliberately offending them in some way he may not yet have figured out.
Asphalt was a luxury offered to the boulevardiers of Paris and Berlin, appearing as a pavement surface long before it was adapted to the wheeled traffic of the streets themselves.