Definition of bon mot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bon mot

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌbɔn ˈmoʊ//
 
, NAmE//ˌbɑnˈmoʊ//
 
(pl. bons mots
NAmE//ˌbɔn ˈmoʊz//
 
, NAmE//ˌbɑnˈmoʊz//
 
)
(from French)(formal)
 
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a funny and intelligent remark They loved a bon mot or anecdote but despised gossip.
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