The Boudoir is the room to which a lady retires when she has the sulks.

From the french word "bouder": to pout or sulk.

The first boudoirs were those of the mistresses of Louis XV.

Bou*doir" (?), n. [F., fr. bouder to pout, be sulky.]

A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady's (or sometimes a gentleman's) private room.


© Webster 1913.

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