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bonne

[bawn]
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noun, plural bonnes [bawn] /bɔn/. French.
  1. a maid-servant.
  2. a child's nurse.
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Origin of bonne

literally, good (feminine)

à la bonne heure

[a la baw nœr]French.
adverb
  1. at the right moment.
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adjective
  1. well and good; just right; excellent.
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Origin of à la bonne heure

literally, at the good hour
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Examples from the Web for bonne

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Historical Examples

  • The French Canadians often contract "bonne" and "bon" in this way.

  • The three left the cafe together, followed by cries of "Bonne chance."

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The three left the caf together, followed by cries of "Bonne chance."

    The Point Of Honor

    Joseph Conrad

  • Dr. Ridley was dismissed from the see of London, and Bonne introduced.

  • Above all things, let her remember to be a good Englishwoman (bonne Anglaise).

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.


British Dictionary definitions for bonne

bonne

noun
  1. a housemaid or female servant
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Word Origin

C18: from feminine of bon good
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