Definition of bonbon in English:

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bonbon

Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnbɒn/

noun

A piece of confectionery; a sweet.
Example sentences
  • Twentieth-century bonbons and sweets made in France include numerous regional specialities, traditional or modern, unobtainable anywhere else.
  • ‘I heard you are presently engaged with a certain Iruka,’ Yoroi started out of the blue, as he arranged the sweets and bonbons nonchalantly.
  • Some ironies are sweet little bonbons, consumed quickly and effortlessly.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, reduplication of bon 'good', from Latin bonus.

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