interjection French.

good day; good morning; hello. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bonjour

welcome, howdy, hi, hey, shalom

Examples from the Web for bonjour

Contemporary Examples of bonjour

  • If you attempt to claim a lunch special during dinner, bonjour awkward!

  • It is at once confining and infinitely sinuous, so at Biennale-time it abounds with situations I call Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!

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    My Biennale Favorites

    Anthony Haden-Guest

    June 8, 2009

  • “Good afternoon, or as John Kerry would say, bonjour,” quipped that genius, Tom DeLay.

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    Loving France Again

    Eric Alterman

    April 14, 2009

Historical Examples of bonjour

  • If you wish them 'Bonjour' they would invariably respond and also salute.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

  • "Bonjour, Mademoiselle," we replied; and looked round for the shop-keeper.

  • "Bonjour, Monsieur," she said in her fluent anglicized French.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell

  • Then, returning to the path, shakes hands with her, says “Bonjour!”

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • When he was in a thoroughly good humor, he would often say, "Bonjour, madame!"

    Tales of Two Countries

    Alexander Kielland

Word Origin and History for bonjour

French, literally "good day," from bon "good," from Latin bonus (see bene-) + jour (see journey (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper