from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an unconventional or nonconformist artist or writer.
- adj. unconventional, especially in habit or dress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See bohemian, n., 2.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or “Bohemian” (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.
- n. A native of Bohemia.
- n. The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.
- n. A restless vagabond; -- originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Bohemia, a crownland and kingdom of the Austrian empire.
- n. A follower of John Huss; a Hussite.
- n. A gipsy.
- n. A person, especially an artist or a literary man, who leads a free and often somewhat dissipated life, having little regard to what society he frequents, and despising conventionalities generally.
- n. The ancient tongue of Bohemia, a member of the Slavic branch of the Aryan family.
- Of or pertaining to Bohemia or its language.
- Of or pertaining to, or characteristic of, the so-called Bohemians; unconventional; free from social restraints: as, a Bohemian life.
- In ornithology, erratic; wandering; irregularly migratory; of unsettled habits.
- n. As employed by the French geologists, the later deposits of Silurian time, from the fine development of these strata in the Bohemian basin: equivalent to Upper Silurian or to Silurian in its restricted sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
- adj. of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
- adj. unconventional in especially appearance and behavior
- n. a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
- n. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
The word "bohemian" actually means a "socially unconventional person, especially a writer or artist", and watching the film, you recognize swiftly that this descriptor truly applies to most of the Carnegie studio residents profiled in the film; there are no household names to be found.
Butterflies Are Not Free, burst with passionate songwriting in the style of what he calls "bohemian noir."
To this day the English word "bohemian" has a similar meaning.
Collier's book is the story of a young man trying to find love and success in bohemian London in the 1920s.
And the king is also a supernatural figure associated with rulership, madness, the fine and practical arts, and a certain bohemian dabbling in the unknown and unusual.
The surrounding community is home to a large indigenous population but also a large mestizo population and those communities are interspersed with a community of artists and foreign residents who lend the barrio a certain bohemian atmosphere.
Raised in Northern California by parents she described as "bohemian," Ms. Phillips began drawing fashion sketches when she was a kid.
Similarly, Eileen Ewing, who had been moving in bohemian circles since 1962, became acquainted with Coyote through his work with the Mime Troupe, and moved in with him sometime prior to mid-June 1967.66
Does it feel odd when her family is described as bohemian?
I tend to associate the word bohemian as living against popular conventions and seeking an alternative way of life, not fronting up to the corporate checkout demanding the latest fad at absurdly inflated prices.