bon voyage

bon voy·​age | \ ˌbōⁿ-ˌvȯi-ˈäzh, ˌbän- How to pronounce bon voyage (audio) , ˌbōⁿ-ˌvwī-ˈäzh, -ˌvwä-ˈyäzh How to pronounce bon voyage (audio) \
plural bon voyages

Definition of bon voyage

: an expression of good wishes when someone leaves on a journey : goodbye often used interjectionally

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Examples of bon voyage in a Sentence

The crowd waved bon voyage as the ship left the dock. everyone said their bon voyages as the happy couple left on a cruise for their honeymoon
Recent Examples on the Web His bon voyage will also feature Olli Etra and Dad’s Gun. Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2022 But, before many of the would-be travelers could say bon voyage, new restrictions were instituted. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 23 Dec. 2021 Brush up on a few French language phrases, and then bon voyage! Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2021 Here, all of our favorite luggage must-haves for a chic bon voyage. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2021 Later, the crew of forty guests were welcomed into Whitney Wolfe Herd’s recently competed mountain home for a bon voyage pizza party to send everyone off to their next port of call. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2019 What better way to bid them bon voyage than with this elegant minimalist passport cover from Cuyana? Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 The sight of the crippled Concordia had exerted a strange pull on the public, drawing numerous gawkers to the island of Giglio, though locals and non-voyeurs will be just as happy to bid the ship bon voyage. Barbara Peterson, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2014 See More

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First Known Use of bon voyage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bon voyage

French, literally, good journey!

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1 Sep 2022

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“Bon voyage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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