from The American HeritageĀ® 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 motĀ ("good word"). (Wiktionary)


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  • A clever remark; witticism. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008