Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 00:05
Borrowing from French bon vivant (literally “one who lives well, good ‘liver’ (living person)”), from bon (“good”) + vivant (“person who is living”), agent noun of vivre (“to live”).
bon vivant (plural bons vivants)
- a person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink; a man about town
person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink