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bon vivant

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noun bon vi·vant \ˌbän-vē-ˈvänt, ˌbōⁿ-vē-ˈväⁿ\

Simple Definition of bon vivant

  • : a person who likes going to parties and other social occasions and who enjoys good food, wine, etc.

Full Definition of bon vivant

plural bons vivants play \ˌbän-vē-ˈvän(t)s, ˌbōⁿ-vē-ˈväⁿ(z)\ or bon vivants play \same\

  1. :  a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink

Examples of bon vivant

  1. <a bon vivant who loves to hold dinner parties and serve exquisite, elaborate meals>



Origin of bon vivant

French, literally, good liver


First Known Use: circa 1695


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