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English definition of “bon vivant”

bon vivant

noun [C] uk   /ˌbɔ̃ːŋ.vi.ˈvɑ̃ːŋ/ us    /ˌbɑːn.viːˈvɑːnt/ (plural bons vivants) (UK also bon viveur,   /ˌbɔ̃ːŋ.vi.ˈvɜːr/    /ˌbɑːn.viːˈvɝː/ (plural bons viveurs))
a person who enjoys good food and wines and likes going to restaurants and partiesPeople who enjoy pleasureForeign words and phrases used in English
(Definition of bon vivant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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