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bon mot

A clever or witty retort. Brett was teased quite often by his peers, but he always responded quickly with a bon mot, causing everyone to erupt into laughter.
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bon viveur

A connoisseur of food and wine. Primarily heard in UK. Janine is such a bon viveur that she would never dream of serving her guests boxed wine at her party.
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a bon mot

a funny or clever remark Wilde's bons mots are legendary.
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a bon viveur

  (mainly British)
someone who enjoys good food and wine A noted bon viveur, he had a passion for French cuisine.
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