dated slang Good night. Adapted from the Italian buona notte for use in Polari, a cant used by homosexual communities in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. Primarily heard in UK. Bona nochy, my wonderful cove. What's the cackle on the streets tonight?
See also: bona
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