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bon vivant


Noun Phrase
bon vi=vant


bon vivantp. pr. [F. bon good + vivant, p. pr. of vivre to live.].
     A good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.  [1913 Webster]


bon vivant, n. (pl. bon vivants or bons vivants pronunc. same) a person indulging in good living; a gourmand.

F, lit. good liver f. vivre to live


bon vivant

Brillat-Savarin, Cyrenaic, Heliogabalus, Lucullus, Sardanapalus, amateur, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, board-and-roomer, boarder, boon companion, cannibal, carnivore, carpet knight, clubman, clubwoman, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, connoisseur of food, consumer, critic, dilettante, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicure, epicurean, excellent companion, expert, feeder, flesh-eater, fruitarian, gastronome, glutton, good company, good fellow, good judge, good mixer, gourmand, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, hearty, hedonist, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, joiner, jolly fellow, judge, lactovegetarian, luncher, man-about-town, man-eater, maven, meat-eater, mixer, mouth, nightclub habitue, omnivore, omophagist, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, playboy, pleasant company, pleasure-seeker, pot companion, predacean, refined palate, sensualist, sensuist, social lion, swine, sybarite, trencherman, vegetarian, virtuoso, voluptuary


bon vivant


N gluttony, greed, avarice, greediness, voracity, epicurism, good living, high living, edacity, gulosity, crapulence, guttling, guzzling, pantophagy, good cheer, blow out, feast, gastronomy, batterie de cuisine, epicure, bon vivant, gourmand, glutton, cormorant, hog, belly god, Apicius, gastronome, gourmet, v, gormandize, gorge, overgorge, overeat oneself, engorge, eat one's fill, cram, stuff, guttle, guzzle, bolt, devour, gobble up, gulp, raven, eat out of house and home, have the stomach of an ostrich, play a good knife and fork, pamper, gluttonous, greedy, gormandizing, edacious, omnivorous, crapulent, swinish, avaricious, selfish, pampered, overfed, overgorged, jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.

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