bon voyage

[ bon voi-ahzh; French bawn vwa-yazh ]
/ ˌbɒn vɔɪˈɑʒ; French bɔ̃ vwaˈyaʒ /


(have a) pleasant trip.



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Origin of bon voyage

1490–1500; <French: literally, good journey. See boon2, voyage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bon voyage

  • They were not allowed to go off without a "bon-voyage" from their friends, for Mr. Harding and Mr. Montell were both on hand.

    The Four Corners in Japan|Amy Ella Blanchard
  • He followed me to the gangway and I bade him farewell and bon-voyage.

    Aliens|William McFee
  • Returning to the Mission elated, Marcel ate his dinner, made up his pack while they wished him "Bon-voyage!"

  • "That is your best course," agreed Ucelli, without suspicion, and he bade Gilbert bon-voyage.

British Dictionary definitions for bon voyage

bon voyage
/ (French bɔ̃ vwajaʒ) /

sentence substitute

a phrase used to wish a traveller a pleasant journey

Word Origin for bon voyage

French, literally: good journey
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