bonne femme

[bawn fam]

adjective French Cookery.

prepared in simple style, as in a cream sauce containing mushrooms: fillet of sole bonne femme.

Origin of bonne femme

First recorded in 1815–25, bonne femme is from the French word à la bonne femme literally, in the manner of a good housewife Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019