Meaning of “boon companion” in the English Dictionary

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boon companionnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌbuːn kəmˈpæn.jən/ us /ˌbuːn kəmˈpæn.jən/ literary

Examples from literature

  • He gave himself altogether up to pleasure, and imagined there was no sage like a boon companion. 
  • He is said to have been a boon companion of Richard II., and remained faithful to that king. 
  • He must have been something of a wit, too, in his own circles, having any number of boon companions. 
  • Not only was he Pitt's political colleague, but in private life his boon companion. 
  • There is a hum of pleasant talk, for each man is a right boon companion. 

(Definition of “boon companion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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