Definition of bonhomie in English:


Syllabification: bon·ho·mie
Pronunciation: /ˈbänəˌmē, ˌbänəˈmē


Cheerful friendliness; geniality: he exuded good humor and bonhomie
More example sentences
  • ‘We'll send someone out on Monday ’, she said in her cheerful bonhomie.
  • In a rare show of bonhomie and good humour, he talked about life as a writer and indicated that this might be his last book.
  • We were also too good at maintaining the usual façade of cheerful bonhomie, on the occasions where we did see them.


late 18th century: from French, from bonhomme 'good fellow'.

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