bon voyage

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


(have a) pleasant trip.

Nearby words

  1. bon gré, mal gré,
  2. bon marché,
  3. bon mot,
  4. bon ton,
  5. bon vivant,
  6. bon, cape,
  7. bona,
  8. bona dea,
  9. bona fide,
  10. bona fides

Origin of bon voyage

1490–1500; < French: literally, good journey. See boon2, voyage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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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Word Origin and History for bon voyage

bon voyage

1670s, French, "pleasant journey," from bon "good," (see bon) + voyage (see voyage (n.)).

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