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bon mot

play
noun \bōⁿ-ˈmō\

Simple Definition of bon mot

  • : a clever remark

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bon mot

plural

bons mots

play \bōⁿ-ˈmō(z)\ or

bon mots

play \-ˈmō(z)\
  1. :  a clever remark :  witticism

Examples of bon mot in a sentence

  1. She had a sparkling bon mot for every occasion.



Origin and Etymology of bon mot

French, literally, good word


First Known Use: circa 1730


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