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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bonhomie; from bonhomme (good-natured man); from bon (good) + homme (man).

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bonhomie (usually uncountable, plural bonhomies)

  1. A pleasant, friendly, good-natured manner; an affable and approachable disposition; good-heartedness.
    • 2019 August 15, Bob Stanley, “'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs”, in The Guardian[1]:
      the unknown Arlo Guthrie takes the stage, ending up in the movie, and – through sheer bonhomie – selling a million copies of Alice’s Restaurant
  2. Friendly atmosphere; an atmosphere of good cheer.
  3. A cheerful remark.

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(friendliness):

(good cheer):

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