bon vivant - Wiktionary
bon vivant
See also: Bonvivant and bon-vivant
English
Alternative forms
bon-vivant
Etymology
Borrowed from French bon vivant (literally “one who lives well, good ‘liver’ (living person)”), from bon (“good”) + vivant (“person who is living”), agent noun of vivre (“to live”).
Pronunciation
Noun
bon vivant (plural bon vivants or bons vivants)
A person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink; a man about town.
Synonyms
Related terms
joie de vivre
Translations
person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink
See also
French
Pronunciation
Noun
bon vivant m (plural bons vivants, femininebonne vivante)
A bon vivant, who enjoys the good things in life.
Antonym: mal-vivant
Synonyms
(obsolete) bon viveur
Last edited on 13 July 2021, at 06:33
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