Definition of boon companion in English:

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boon companion

Pronunciation: /ˌbuːn kəmˈpanjən/


A close friend with whom one enjoys spending time: Sid was a boon companion to women
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  • That I was sad when it was over - aggrieved that my boon companion of a full month would no longer startle, amaze, entertain or edify me.
  • Donovan, our driver-guide, turned out to be a boon companion.
  • The ‘optimists’ viewed modern economic growth and its boon companion, industrialization, as unambiguously good - led as they were by good things like the market.


Mid 16th century: boon from Old French bon, from Latin bonus 'good'. The early literal sense was 'good fellow', originally denoting a drinking companion.

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