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bonhomie

[ bon-uh-mee, bon-uh-mee; French baw-naw-mee ]
/ ˌbɒn əˈmi, ˈbɒn əˌmi; French bɔ nɔˈmi /
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noun

frank and simple good-heartedness; a good-natured manner; friendliness; geniality.

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Origin of bonhomie

1795–1805; <French, equivalent to bonhomme good-natured man (see boon2, Homo) + -ie-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM bonhomie

bon·ho·mous [bon-uh-muhs], /ˈbɒn ə məs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bonhomie

bonhomie
/ (ˈbɒnəmiː, French bɔnɔmi) /

noun

exuberant friendliness

Word Origin for bonhomie

C18: from French, from bonhomme good-humoured fellow, from bon good + homme man
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