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[bawn-zhoor] /bɔ̃ˈʒur/
interjection, French.
good day; good morning; hello. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If you wish them 'bonjour' they would invariably respond and also salute.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • "bonjour, Mademoiselle," we replied; and looked round for the shop-keeper.

  • "bonjour, Monsieur," she said in her fluent anglicized French.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell
  • Then, returning to the path, shakes hands with her, says “bonjour!”

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • When he was in a thoroughly good humor, he would often say, "bonjour, madame!"

    Tales of Two Countries Alexander Kielland
  • bonjour, bonjour; vous tes un officier anglais, n'est-ce pas?

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War

    Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • The chambermaid brought in their chocolate at eight o'clock next morning, and her brisk "bonjour, m'sieur et madame!"

    Cynthia Leonard Merrick
Word Origin and History for bonjour

French, literally "good day," from bon "good," from Latin bonus (see bene-) + jour (see journey (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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