See also: Bonbon, bon-bon, bonbón, and bòn bon

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bonbon, reduplication of bon (good), from Latin bonus.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

bonbon (plural bonbons)

  1. A sweet, especially a small chocolate-covered candy.
  2. (cooking) A small, spherical savory snack or canapé.
    The terrine was served with black pudding bonbons.
  3. (Australia, South Africa) A Christmas cracker.

CzechEdit

 
Various of bonbon
 
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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bonbon m inan

  1. candy

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bonbon.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɔnˈbɔn/
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  • Hyphenation: bon‧bon
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

NounEdit

bonbon m (plural bonbons, diminutive bonbonnetje n)

  1. A praline, a small chocolate-covered candy/sweet.

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

 
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Bonbons en forme d'oursons gélifiés sucrés

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of bon.

The standard rule in French is to write m in front of /m/, /p/ or /b/ – the rule does not apply to the words derived from bon: embonpoint, bonbonne and bonbonnière.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bonbon m (plural bonbons)

  1. sweet, candy
    • 1964, Jacques Brel (lyrics and music), “Les bonbons”, in Les bonbons:
      Je vous ai apporté des bonbons / Parce que les fleurs c'est périssable / Puis les bonbons c'est tellement bon / Bien que les fleurs soient plus présentables / Surtout quand elles sont en boutons / Mais je vous ai apporté des bonbons
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    • 2017 October 19, “Hallohallo”, in Le Coupe-Circuit [The Circuit Breaker], Konami:
      Hallo, hallo, vide du cerveau,
      Plus d’entrailles, pas de ventre rond.
      Friand de bonbons et chamallows,
      Attention à toi et à ton sac de bonbons.
      Hallo, hallo, brain is hollow,
      More of guts, none of a round belly.
      Tasty of sweets and marshmallows,
      Watch yourself and your sack of candy.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bulgarian: бонбон (bonbon)
  • German: Bonbon
  • Portuguese: bombom
  • Romanian: bomboană
  • Sotho: dipompong

AdverbEdit

bonbon

  1. (slang) expensive

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