bon ton

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noun \(ˌ)bän-ˈtän, ˈbän-ˌ\

Definition of bon ton

  1. 1a :  fashionable manner or styleb :  the fashionable or proper thing

  2. 2 :  high society

Origin and Etymology of bon ton

French, literally, good tone


First Known Use: 1747

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