Origin of Debonair
Middle English debonaire gracious, kindly from Old French from de bon aire of good lineage or disposition de of (from Latin dē de–) bon, bonne good (from Latin bonus deu-2 in Indo-European roots) aire nest, family aerie
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old French debonaire, from the phrase de bon aire "of good stock, noble".
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