Bonhomie definition

bŏnə-mē
Good nature; pleasant, affable manner; amiability.
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A pleasant and affable disposition; geniality.
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The definition of bonhomie is good natured, pleasant and friendly.

An example of a bonhomie person is someone who is always happy and kind to others.

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Friendly atmosphere; an atmosphere of good cheer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bonhomie
Plural:
bonhomies

Origin of bonhomie

  • French from bonhomme good-natured man bon good (from Latin bonus deu-2 in Indo-European roots) homme man (from Latin homō dhghem- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French bonhomie; from bonhomme (“good-natured man”); from bon (“good”) + homme (“man”).

    From Wiktionary