bon vivant

noun, plural bons vi·vants [bon vee-vahnts; French bawn vee-vahn] /ˈbɒn viˈvɑnts; French bɔ̃ viˈvɑ̃/.

  1. a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink.

noun plural bons vivants (bɔ̃ vivɑ̃)

  1. a person who enjoys luxuries, esp good food and drinkAlso called (but not in French): bon viveur (ˌbɒn viːˈvɜː)

also bon-vivant, “one fond of good living,” 1690s, French (see bon); the fem. is bonne vivante.

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