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Definition of "bohemia" [bohemia]

  • A community of persons with artistic or literary tastes who adopt manners and mores conspicuously different from those expected or approved of by the majority of society. (noun)
  • The district in which bohemians live. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bohemia" in a sentence
  • "Just as "bohemia" was the refuge of impecunious artists and writers, so Mexico will be to some NOB retirees."
  • "The word "bohemia" has many romantic connotations: thick dark forests, strong beer and fine glassware."
  • "His accent is somewhere between Portobello Road bohemia and public school."