bons vivants

bon vivant

[bon vee-vahnt; French bawn vee-vahn]
noun, plural bons vivants [bon vee-vahnts; French bawn vee-vahn] .
a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink.

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bon vivant (bɔ̃ vivɑ̃)
n , pl bons vivants
Also called (but not in French): bon viveur a person who enjoys luxuries, esp good food and drink
[literally: good living (man)]

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Word Origin & History

bon vivant
also bon-vivant, "one fond of good living," 1690s, from Fr. (see bon); the fem. is bonne vivante.
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