boudoir [boo-dwahr, -dwawr] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for boudoir on noun

  1. a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room.

Origin of boudoir 1775–85; French: literally, a sulking place (boud(er) to sulk + -oir -ory2) Related Words for boudoir bedroom, bedchamber, boudoir Examples from the Web for boudoir Contemporary Examples of boudoir

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  • Historical Examples of boudoir

  • “You shall have your own boudoir upstairs,” said Sidney valiantly.


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  • It occurred to her that this might possibly be the key of the boudoir.

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  • But I must keep all the stories for the evening; come to my boudoir, and I will read them to you.

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  • The doors were all open, and Father John walked into Feemy’s boudoir.

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  • “I am to show you into this room, Excellency,” said Felice, leading the way to the boudoir.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for boudoir boudoir noun

    1. a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room

    Word Origin for boudoir C18: from French, literally: room for sulking in, from bouder to sulk Word Origin and History for boudoir n.

    1777, “room where a lady may retire to be alone,” from French boudoir (18c.), literally “pouting room,” from bouder “to pout, sulk,” which, like pout, probably ultimately is imitative of puffing.

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