a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism.
- bon mot , mot juste
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How to use bon mot in a sentence
A talented cartoonist, distinguished practical joker, and recognized as one of the kings of bon mot, he led a free and easy life.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
A joke, a banter, a bon-mot, make more impression upon the man of the world than all the grave notions of his religion.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
A bon-mot of one of the Townsends is recorded, on his taking his seat.
The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
He also tells of an instance in parliament, and of a rather brilliant bon mot spoken upon that occasion.1601 | Mark Twain
British Dictionary definitions for bon mot
a clever and fitting remark
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