bonhomie

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

noun

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

Origin of bonhomie

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

Related forms

bon·ho·mous [bon-uh-muh s] /ˈbɒn ə məs/, adjective
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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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