Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of bon mot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A witty repartee; a jest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A witticism; a clever or witty saying; a witty repartee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a clever remark

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Examples

  • Hatter, wherewith he mitigated the miseries of Jefferson during the debate; and to his familiar bonmot in reply to Harrison's appeal for unanimity: "Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • The walker I would describe takes no note of distance; his walk is a sally, a bonmot, an unspoken jeu d'esprit; the ground is his butt, his provocation; it furnishes him the resistance his body craves; he rebounds upon it, he glances off and returns again, and uses it gayly as his tool.

    Winter Sunshine

  • You have a woful taste, my lady, not to like Lord Gower's bonmot.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • Some type of NJ/Italian/Jr. College Frat Boy 'get-out-of-jail-card' bonmot [look it up] you think allows you the free pass?

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