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a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink.
Historical Examples

The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle
Hushed Up William Le Queux
Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc. Various
A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens

noun (pl) bons vivants (bɔ̃ vivɑ̃)
a person who enjoys luxuries, esp good food and drink Also called (but not in French) bon viveur (ˌbɒn viːˈvɜː)


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