bou·doir (bdwär′, -dwôr′)
A private sitting room, dressing room, or bedroom, especially one belonging to a woman.
Of, relating to, or suggestive of sexual intimacy: a boudoir comedy; boudoir fashions.
[French, from Old French bouder, to sulk.]
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