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Definition of bon mot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bon mot

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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bon mot