bon ton

noun
\(ˌ)bän-ˈtän, ˈbän-ˌtän\

Definition of bon ton 

1a : fashionable manner or style

b : the fashionable or proper thing

2 : high society

First Known Use of bon ton

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bon ton

French, literally, good tone

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