bon voyage

noun bon voy·age \ ˌbōⁿ-ˌvȯi-ˈäzh , ˌbän- ; ˌbōⁿ-ˌvwī-ˈäzh , -ˌvwä-ˈyäzh \
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of bon voyage

: farewell often used interjectionally

Examples of bon voyage in a Sentence

  1. The crowd waved bon voyage as the ship left the dock.

  2. everyone said their bon voyages as the happy couple left on a cruise for their honeymoon

Recent Examples of bon voyage from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bon voyage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of bon voyage

French, literally, good journey!

bon voyage Synonyms

Antonyms

hello;

Near Antonyms

greeting(s), salutation, salute;

welcome;

Related Words

leave-taking, send-off;



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bon voyage? 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

the quality or state of being insatiable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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