from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clever saying; a witticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A clever saying, phrase or witticism; often, a witty riposte in dialogue.
French : bon, good + mot, word.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bon mot ("good word"). (Wiktionary)