bon ton

play
noun \ (ˌ)bän-ˈtän , ˈbän-ˌ \

Definition of bon ton

1 a :fashionable manner or style
b :the fashionable or proper thing
2 :high society

Origin and Etymology of bon ton

French, literally, good tone


Learn More about bon ton


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bon ton? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!