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Words to describe people
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Bon vivant in the bike lane
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who enjoys good things in life, especially good food and drink.
From French, from bon (good) + vivant (a person living), from vivre (to live). Earliest documented use: 1695.
"The consumption culture has gone a long way in establishing Singapore as a watering hole of choice for the Asian bon vivant."
Uptown Pours; The Business Times (Singapore); Mar 18, 2011.
See more usage examples of bon vivant in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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