bonavist

[ bon-uh-vist ]
/ ˈbɒn ə vɪst /

noun

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Origin of bonavist

First recorded in 1690–1700, bonavist is from the Italian word buonavista good sight. See bonus, vista
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Example sentences from the Web for bonavist

  • Some planters would suffer you to lie at your ease cockered up with bonavist and Madeira till the money comes.

    For Faith and Freedom|Walter Besant