V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary

bon vivant


Definition: a person who partakes of and enjoys fine food and drink as well as a good, luxurious life

Synonyms: epicure, gourmet, connoisseur


Tips: Bon vivant is French for a person who lives well. It is used in English to connote refinement in taste and a zest for life in general.

Usage Examples:

The magazine's food critic is a supreme bon vivant who knows all there is to known about good taste. (epicure, gourmet)

The ladies in our bridge club are all bon vivants, enjoying life and its luxuries to the fullest. (gourmets, epicures)

Our family friend, Ed, is a bon vivant who enjoys fine wines and travels all over the world with his family. (gourmet, epicure)

Some day I hope to have the income to support my dreams of a bon vivant lifestyle. (gourmet, connoisseur)

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