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bon mot

/bɒn ˈməʊ/

noun

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"

Origin

mid 18th century: French, literally ‘good word’.

2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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