bonjour

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English[edit]

Clothing with bonjour text

Etymology[edit]

From French bonjour (hello, good day)

Interjection[edit]

bonjour

  1. (in French contexts) hello

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Verb[edit]

bonjour (third-person singular simple present bonjours, present participle bonjouring, simple past and past participle bonjoured)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To greet in French with "bonjour".
    • 1938, Donald Barr Chidsey, Each one was alone‎
      He went on down the boulevard, bonjouring right and left, lifting his hat, bowing. He moved very slowly.
    • 1988, Gary Hart, The Strategies of Zeus‎
      Connaughton entered the simple but cheery restaurant, checked his coat, bonjoured the maître d'...
    • 2005, James H Irwin, Mokanshan: A Tale of Wallis Simpson's Naughty Shanghai Postcards
      They bonjoured back and stood there awkwardly. Finally, Flood broke the silence.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bon (good) +‎ jour (day).

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Noun[edit]

bonjour m (plural bonjours)

  1. Salutation; hello.
    Tu passeras le bonjour à ta mère.

Interjection[edit]

bonjour

  1. Good day; good morning, good afternoon...; hello.
    Bonjour, mon ami !
    Greetings, friend!
    Bonjour, monsieur le Président !
    Hello, Mr. President!
  2. (Quebec) goodbye

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