noun, plural bons mots [bon mohz; French bawn moh] /ˈbɒn ˈmoʊz; French bɔ̃ ˈmoʊ/.
Origin of bon mot
Examples from the Web for bon mot
Historical Examples of bon mot
A bon-mot of one of the Townsends is recorded, on his taking his seat.
Here he rubbed his hands excessively, and looked round the table for a smile at the bon-mot.
St. Evremond said he would gladly die to go off with so successful a bon-mot.
France has no 'Joe Miller;' for a bon-mot there, however good, is only appreciated historically.
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)