noun: bon mot; plural noun: bon mots; plural noun: bons mots
a witty remark.
synonyms: witticism, quip, pun, pleasantry, jest, joke, sally;
informal: wisecrack, one-liner;
rare: apophthegm, paronomasia, equivoque, Atticism
"he exchanged bon mots and badinage with his guests"
mid 18th century: French, literally ‘good word’.
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