Definitions

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  • n. A female servant charged with the care of a young child; a nurse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female servant charged with the care of a young child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A child's nursemaid, especially a French nurse.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When disputes occurred in bonne maman's room, they were between my father and mother, if that can be called a dispute where one is so gay and so imperturbable.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • “But this is what the French call bonne guerre, and the most innocent form of deception!…

    Chapter I. Part IV

  • Bon serieux moi dans ma tete de CM2, les champignons c que les gens crado qui en ont mais en fait non la c parce que j'etais trop propre du coup ben ma peau elle etait asséché et donc les "bonne" bacteries elles etaient aussi parti alors j'etais sujet aux infections!!

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  • A 'bonne' coiffed with ribbon shepherded two little girls with pig-tails and frilled drawers.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • In Norman French it became "bonne," and in the fourteenth century was applied to the round loaf of bread given to a horse; the loaf was called Bayard's bonne (pronounced "bun").

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • But as her definite acquirements were few, she had to eke them out by employing her leisure time in needlework; and altogether her position was that of "bonne" or nursery governess, liable to repeated and never-ending calls upon her time.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • “But this is what the French call bonne guerre, and the most innocent form of deception! ...

    Crime and Punishment

  • J'arrive à la conclusion, qu'il n'y a pas de réalité immorale qui ne soit pas à priori divisée, jetée, et joyeusement entrelacée par les médias ( "médiatisée"), placée de façon attractive et présentée comme "bonne" dans une vision marketing ainsi que turbulente, hyper-active, hyper-productive "Kitsch" ou "Trash".

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  • Ethique Proscrire le mal Source: Fisher & Lovell (2003); adapté par Ledoux Poursuivre la vie Management responsable: questions éthiques - Laurent Ledoux - 14 / 04 / 07 "bonne" 27

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  • Here she comes, with her "bonne," as she calls her nurse. "

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

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