meaning of bon vivant

bon vivant meaning in General Dictionary

a great fellow a jovial companion a free liver

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  • one specialized in processed sensuous pleasure (especially great refreshments)
  • a other; a jovial partner; a totally free liver.

bon vivant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition bon-vivant, "one keen on great lifestyle," 1690s, French (see bon); the fem. is bonne vivante.


bon vivant meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr.) An excellent fellow; a jovial friend; a free liver.