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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French boudoir, from bouder (to sulk).

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NounEdit

boudoir (plural boudoirs)

  1. A woman's private sitting room, dressing room, or bedroom.

Usage notesEdit

Strictly refers only to a woman’s room, but sometimes used informally or humorously by men to refer to their inner sanctum.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raymond Chandler (1939) The Big Sleep, page 53: ““Tut, tut,” I said. “Come into my boudoir.””

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

bouder +‎ -oir

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boudoir m (plural boudoirs)

  1. boudoir
  2. sponge, ladyfinger

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