MEANING: noun: A socially active man who likes to visit fashionable places.

ETYMOLOGY: From French, originally a man who frequents boulevards, from boulevard (a wide street), from Old French bollevart (rampart converted to a promenade), from Middle Dutch or German bollwerk (bulwark). Earliest documented use: 1879.

POULEVARDIER - the chicken who crossed the French road

BOULEVARDENER - tends the flowers and trees on the Champs lyses

BOOLAVARDIER - an Ivy Leaguer who can't make up his mind whether he goes to Yale or Harvard