Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The life or habits of a Bohemian, in the figurative sense. See Bohemian, n., 4.
- n. Alternative capitalization of Bohemianism
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Modern The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian.
- n. conduct characteristic of a bohemian
“The twentieth-century elaboration of a consumer economy and the concomitant diversification of sources of individual identity — the layering of identity derived from consumption choices and leisure pursuits atop the older, producerist identification with work — made mass participation in bohemianism possible for the first time by the 1960s. 33 But hippies gained what they believed to be a powerful new tool for the mass transformation of consciousness in the form of LSD.”
“Simplicity and genuineness were the foundation-stones of her character, and she certainly dispensed with many of the useless conventions of society, but she was a serious-minded woman for whom the cheap affectations generally labelled as "bohemianism" could have no attractions.”
“The restaurant is arty but clean; gritty but stocked with white truffle oil, aïoli for the fries, and Triple Karmelite on tap - the kind of bohemianism that accepts American Express.”
“Parrish, artistic and tolerant, encouraged Fisher to write, providing her with well-funded bohemianism and what Ms. Zimmerman calls an "equitable partnership with a man who valued" her creativity.”
“Favored by charismatic icons like Greg Noll and Bunker Spreckels, baggies were the flowing emblem of coastal American bohemianism, with its beach bonfires, Volkswagen vans and salt-kissed hair.”
“As forces change the environment, the bohemianism of Echo Park is soon to be only a treasured memory of history.”
“Roland Petit was the defining voice of postwar Parisian ballet, embracing the existentialist spirit of the city's Left Bank as well as its history of romantic bohemianism and glamour.”
“During the Twenties, the Shilkie had ridden a rather frothy crest of bohemianism and debauchery.”
“The Green Shows showcased an incredibly diverse lineup of eco-fashion collections this season, from old hollywood glamour to avant-garde deconstructuralism, from punk-rock craziness to the ethereal bohemianism — proving once and for all that ‘green’ comes in all sorts of styles and flavors these days.”
“Horst's portrait of Gloria Vanderbilt wearing that zany quilted dress: bohemianism mingled with sophistication and daring.”
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