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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

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 spellingEdit

NounEdit

bonbon m inan

  1. candy

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bonbon.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bonbon c (plural bonbons, diminutive bonbonnetje n)

  1. A small chocolate-covered candy.

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
    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.
    (Jacques Brel, Les bonbons, 1964)
    • 2017 October 19, “Hallohallo”, in Le Coupe-Circuit [The Circuit Breaker] (in French), 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

AdverbEdit

bonbon

  1. (slang) expensive

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