bon mot

noun \ bōⁿ-ˈmō \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of bon mot

plural bons mots play \bōⁿ-ˈmō(z)\ or bon mots play \-ˈmō(z)\
: a clever remark : witticism
  • his bons mots were being repeated … from coast to coast
  • —W. J. Fisher

Examples of bon mot in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of bon mot

French, literally, good word


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bon mot

noun

Definition of bon mot for English Language Learners

  • : a clever remark


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