Definition of Palais Royal in US English:

Palais Royal


rare, historical
  • Attributive Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Palais Royal Theatre in Paris; specifically (of a play or other entertainment) bawdy, risqué; lively, boisterous.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Smith (1775–1839), writer and humorist. From the name of the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris, which opened in 1831 and was dedicated to popular comedy.