bon mot

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Borrowing from French bon mot (good word).

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bon mot (plural bons mots or bon mots)

  1. A clever saying, phrase or witticism; often, a witty riposte in dialogue.

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French[edit]

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bon mot m (plural bons mots)

  1. witticism; literally, “good word”.

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