meaning of bon mot

bon mot meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1735, French, "good stating, " actually "great term," from bon "good" + mot (12c.), from Vulgar Latin muttum, from Latin muttire "to mutter, mumble, murmur" (see mutter).

bon mot meaning in General Dictionary

an inspired comment

Sentence Examples with the word bon mot

His life was often in danger, but his ready wit always saved it, and it was said that one bon mot would preserve him for a month.

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