bon mot

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noun \bōⁿ-ˈmō\

Definition of bon mot

plural

bons mots

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bon mots

play \-ˈmō(z)\
  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of bon mot

French, literally, good word


BON MOT Defined for English Language Learners

bon mot

play
noun

Definition of bon mot for English Language Learners

  • : a clever remark

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