bonhomous

bonhomie

[bon-uh-mee, bon-uh-mee; French baw-naw-mee]
noun
frank and simple good-heartedness; a good-natured manner; friendliness; geniality.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French, equivalent to bonhomme good-natured man (see boon2, Homo) + -ie -y3

bonhomous [bon-uh-muhs] , adjective
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bonhomie (ˈbɒnəmiː, French bɔnɔmi)
 
n
exuberant friendliness
 
[C18: from French, from bonhomme good-humoured fellow, from bon good + homme man]

bonhomous (ˈbɒnəməs)
 
adj
exhibiting bonhomie

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bonhomie
"good nature," 1803, from Fr., from bonhomme "good man," from bon "good" (see bon) + homme "man."
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