Bon-mot



a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism.
Historical Examples

Superstition In All Ages (1732) Jean Meslier
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348 Various
The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 An English Lady
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete An English Lady
Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) Shearjashub Spooner
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. Various
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 An English Lady

noun (pl) bons mots (bɔ̃ mo)
a clever and fitting remark
n.

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