Definition of bon viveur in English:

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bon viveur

Pronunciation: /bɒ̃ viːˈvəː/

noun (plural bon viveurs or bons viveurs pronounced same)

Another term for bon vivant.
Example sentences
  • In a very modest, middle-class, Midlands kind of way, he was a bon viveur - he enjoyed his whisky, fine wines and Sombrane cigarettes.
  • The bon viveur should not expect a limitless good life.
  • They actively seek thrills in dangerous sports and tend to be bons viveurs who live in the moment and, like Epimetheus, take little account of the future.
Synonyms
hedonist, pleasure seeker, pleasure lover, sensualist, sybarite, voluptuary;
epicure, epicurean, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome, connoisseur
informal foodie

Origin

Mid 19th century: pseudo-French, from French bon 'good' and viveur 'a living person', on the pattern of bon vivant.

Words that rhyme with bon viveur

à deux, agent provocateur, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, blur, burr, Chandigarh, coiffeur, concur, confer, connoisseur, cordon-bleu, cri de cœur, cur, danseur, Darfur, defer, demur, de rigueur, deter, entrepreneur, er, err, farceur, faute de mieux, fir, flâneur, Fleur, force majeure, fur, hauteur, her, infer, inter, jongleur, Kerr, littérateur, longueur, masseur, Monseigneur, monsieur, Montesquieu, Montreux, murre, myrrh, occur, pas de deux, Pasteur, per, pisteur, poseur, pot-au-feu, prefer, prie-dieu, pudeur, purr, raconteur, rapporteur, refer, répétiteur, restaurateur, saboteur, sabreur, seigneur, Sher, shirr, sir, skirr, slur, souteneur, spur, stir, tant mieux, transfer, Ur, vieux jeu, voyageur, voyeur, were, whirr

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