bon·​bon | \ ˈbän-ˌbän \

Definition of bonbon

1 : a candy with chocolate or fondant coating and fondant center that sometimes contains fruits and nuts
2 : something that is pleasing in a light or frivolous way singing pop bonbons

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Lindt chocolate bonbons served as table centerpieces along with goblets of Fiji Water. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Stars Aligned for Last Night’s Independent Filmmaker Project’s 28th Annual Gotham Awards," 27 Nov. 2018 The interior is sleek and done in neutral tones with shelves filled with bottles of wine, a small full bar, and pastries, chocolate bonbons and boxes of Turkish delights. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Their family brought Middle Eastern cuisine to 1970s Miami. Now they’ve expanded to Doral," 18 Jan. 2018 Instead, a movie that should have been a summer bonbon comes at us like an overloaded parade float. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Ocean's 8 Boasts a Great Cast But Lacks Champagne-Bubble Lightness," 9 June 2018 Join chocolate entrepreneurs and explore inspiration, inventiveness and modern spirit from brain to bean to bar, bonbons and beyond. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enjoy Culinary and Chocolate Demonstrations!," 13 Apr. 2018 Bon Bon Bon What is left to say about lifelong chocoholic Alexandra Clark’s booming bonbon business? Erin Podolsky, Detroit Free Press, "Valentine's Day: Get a chocolate fix from these 10 metro Detroit craft candy makers," 7 Feb. 2018 Rooms are bedecked with bananas, gummy bears and giant pink bonbons. Johnny Diaz,, "Museum of Ice Cream in Miami Beach extends exhibit until May 13," 5 Apr. 2018 Flavors range from root beer and goji berry truffles to a new line of bonbons that includes mango jerk and pecan pie. Erin Podolsky, Detroit Free Press, "Valentine's Day: Get a chocolate fix from these 10 metro Detroit craft candy makers," 7 Feb. 2018 So can the robots of the future pay for all of us to sit around and eat bonbons all day? Douglas Perry,, "Universal basic income doesn't kill work ethic, study finds, but will that matter in robot future?," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bonbon

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bonbon

French, reduplication of bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty

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The first known use of bonbon was in 1770

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English Language Learners Definition of bonbon

: a type of candy that usually has a chocolate cover and a soft center


bon·​bon | \ ˈbän-ˌbän \

Kids Definition of bonbon

: a candy with a soft coating and a creamy center

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