a little area esp if pleasant or elegantly furnished to which a female may retire to be alone or even receive personal friends a ladys bedroom a ladys or occasionally a gentlemans exclusive area
- a girl's bedroom or private sitting room
- A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a girl may retire to-be alone, or even obtain intimate pals; a woman's (or sometimes a gentleman's) personal room.
1777, "room in which a girl may retire to be alone," from French boudoir (18c.), virtually "pouting area," from bouder "to pout, sulk," which, like pout, most likely eventually is imitative of puffing.
boudoir [esp. hist. or hum.]
- sponge hand
(n.) A tiny room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire becoming alone, or even to receive personal buddies; a girl's (or often a gentleman's) personal area.
Quiros's La Dezana, Wallis's Osnaburg Island, Bougainville's Boudoir and Pic de la Boudeuse and Spanish Cristoval), the most eastern and southern of the archipelago.