Bohemia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bō-hē'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. Czech,a region in the W Czech Republic: formerly a kingdom in central Europe; under Hapsburg rule 1526–1918. 10,291,927; 20,101 sq. mi. (52,060 sq. km).
  2. (often l.c.) a district inhabited by persons, typically artists, writers, and intellectuals, whose way of life, dress, etc., are generally unconventional or avant-garde.
  3. (often l.c.) the social circles where such behavior is prevalent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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