bon mot

play
noun \bōⁿ-ˈmō\

Definition of bon mot

plural

bons mots

play \bōⁿ-ˈmō(z)\ or

bon mots

play \-ˈmō(z)\
  1. :  a clever remark :  witticism his bons mots were being repeated … from coast to coast — W. J. Fisher

Examples of bon mot in a sentence

  1. She had a sparkling bon mot for every occasion.

Origin and Etymology of bon mot

French, literally, good word


First Known Use: 1713


BON MOT Defined for English Language Learners

bon mot

play
noun \bōⁿ-ˈmō\

Definition of bon mot for English Language Learners

  • : a clever remark

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