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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUTIQUE

And what revelation so awful as that he has stood in a—in a—boutique?'

It was merrier in the boutique to chat with customers, yet she started fairly, and for a week earned a franc a day.

While I was in the boutique of a little jeweller, the Princess Bariatinski came in, with one of her female attendants.

WORD ORIGIN

"fashion shop," 1953, earlier "small shop of any sort" (1767), from French boutique (14c.), from Old Provençal botica, from Latin apotheca "storehouse" (see apothecary). Latin apotheca directly into French normally would have yielded *avouaie.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOUTIQUE

emporium

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.