- good or elegant form or style.
- something regarded as fashionably correct: The bon ton in this circle is to dress well and know influential people.
- fashionable society.
Origin of bon ton
Related Words for bon tondecorum, civility, rightness, decency, fitness, orderliness, properness, decorousness, seemliness, order, correctitude, society, gentry
Examples from the Web for bon ton
Historical Examples of bon ton
Oh, bright divinity, why hide those radiant charms in sylvan shades, when charms of fashion and bon-ton beckon you away!The Art of Amusing
Lonely in his selfishness was he left to breathe out the small soul of a man of bon-ton!Godolphin, Complete
Shelby drifted back to the main street and found the Bon-Ton Grocery where it had been when he deserted the wagon.In a Little Town
Emmerich was not a common mender of "old soles," but was the shoemaker to the bon-ton of Baltimore.Between the Lines
Henry Bascom Smith
Who entered here, though his brow were tall and his spirit strong, left his bon-ton behind.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches
Henry A. Castle
- sophisticated manners or breeding
- fashionable society