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bon vivant noun [bon-vee-VONT] A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
Definitions for bon vivant
- A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
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Citations for bon vivant
For the unregenerate "peasant" (the term that he often used about his mother, whom he despised) had gone there with the successful glass distributor, shrewd investor, versatile talker, and . . . bon vivant whose motto was "The best is good enough for me."
Girard is a bon vivant and intellectual while his son is a pragmatic city financier.
Origin of bon vivant
Bon vivant comes from French bon, "good" (from Latin bonus) + vivant, present participle of vivre, "to live," from Latin vivere.