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Wednesday, February 23

Boulevardier

[boo-lə-vahr-DYAY]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 19th century

1.

A wealthy, fashionable socialite.

Examples of Boulevardier in a sentence

"Genevieve was a vivacious, popular boulevardier."

"Lizzie was intimidated, yet smitten, by the swashbuckling boulevardier."

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About Boulevardier

This word is a French term that means “person who frequents boulevards.”

Did you Know?

The boulevardier cocktail is made up of equal parts Campari, sweet red vermouth, and either rye whiskey or bourbon, with an orange peel for garnish. The drink became popular after it was featured in Harry MacElhone’s 1927 book, “Barflies and Cocktails.” He credited the drink to Erskine Gwynne, the publisher of “Boulevardier,” a magazine for expats living in Paris at the time.

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