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bon voyage

[bon voi-ahzh; French bawn vwa-yazh]
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  1. (have a) pleasant trip.

Origin of bon voyage

1490–1500; < French: literally, good journey. See boon2, voyage
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Examples from the Web for bon voyage

Historical Examples

  • He followed me to the gangway and I bade him farewell and bon-voyage.

    Aliens

    William McFee

  • Returning to the Mission elated, Marcel ate his dinner, made up his pack while they wished him "Bon-voyage!"

  • They were not allowed to go off without a "bon-voyage" from their friends, for Mr. Harding and Mr. Montell were both on hand.

    The Four Corners in Japan

    Amy Ella Blanchard

  • "That is your best course," agreed Ucelli, without suspicion, and he bade Gilbert bon-voyage.


British Dictionary definitions for bon voyage

bon voyage

sentence substitute
  1. a phrase used to wish a traveller a pleasant journey

Word Origin

French, literally: good journey
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Word Origin and History for bon voyage

1670s, French, "pleasant journey," from bon "good," (see bon) + voyage (see voyage (n.)).

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