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7.21.2009 

bon vivant

bon vi•vant

pronunciation:
\ˌbän-vē-ˈvänt, ˌbōⁿ-vē-ˈväⁿ\

function:
noun

inflected form(s):
plural bons vivants \ˌbän-vē-ˈvän(t)s, ˌbōⁿ-vē-ˈväⁿ(z)\ or bon vivants \same\

etymology:
french, literally, good liver

date:
circa 1695

: a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink

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