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bon voyage

[bon voi-ahzh; French bawn vwa-yazh] /ˌbɒn vɔɪˈɑʒ; French bɔ̃ vwaˈyaʒ/
(have a) pleasant trip.
Origin of bon voyage
1490-1500; < French: literally, good journey. See boon2, voyage Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for bon-voyage
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  • He followed me to the gangway and I bade him farewell and bon-voyage.

    Aliens William McFee
  • They were not allowed to go off without a "bon-voyage" from their friends, for Mr. Harding and Mr. Montell were both on hand.

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Returning to the Mission elated, Marcel ate his dinner, made up his pack while they wished him "bon-voyage!"

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • "That is your best course," agreed Ucelli, without suspicion, and he bade Gilbert bon-voyage.

British Dictionary definitions for bon-voyage

bon voyage

/French bɔ̃ vwajaʒ/
sentence substitute
a phrase used to wish a traveller a pleasant journey
Word Origin
French, literally: good journey
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Word Origin and History for bon-voyage

bon voyage

1670s, French, "pleasant journey," from bon "good," (see bon) + voyage (see voyage (n.)).

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