noun (plural bon mots or bons mots pronunc. same or /-məʊz/)
- A witty remark.More example sentences
- He is laconically hilarious, hot in a blonde way, he can pass off a piece of dialogue as the wittiest bon mot without breaking a sweat and he also writes.
- His elegant, meticulously phrased performances of Haydn and Mozart became legendary, as did his caustic, witty bons mots.
- Every political side gets their shot at a bon mot, a quip, or a zinger.
mid 18th century: French, literally 'good word'.