Pronunciation: (bō-hē'mē-u),[key] —n. 1. Czech, Čechy. a region in the W Czech Republic: formerly a kingdom in central Europe; under Hapsburg rule 1526–1918. 10,291,927; 20,101 sq. mi. (52,060 sq. km).
2. (often l.c.) a district inhabited by persons, typically artists, writers, and intellectuals, whose way of life, dress, etc., are generally unconventional or avant-garde.
3. (often l.c.) the social circles where such behavior is prevalent.