from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small retail shop that specializes in gifts, fashionable clothes, accessories, or food, for example.
  • n. A small shop located within a large department store or supermarket.
  • n. A small business offering specialized products and services: an investment boutique; a health-care boutique.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Specialized in bespoke or custom-made products for clientele in a niche market.
  • n. A small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewelry and the like.
  • n. A small shop located within a larger one.
  • n. A film production company making only a few movies per year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop or place where goods are sold at retail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry


French, from Old French botique, small shop, from Old Provençal botica, from Latin apothēca, storehouse; see apothecary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French boutique. (Wiktionary)



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