n.1.A witty repartee; a jest.
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Which is why every big game these days is prefaced with a fortnight to four months' worth of mindgames, as opposing managers try to unnerve each other with a witty bonmot here or some random nonsense there
I have happy memories of Bob and am particularly delighted in his bonmots.
On the one hand, Muller was convinced that this our world was not good at all, and would never become good, marred as it has been and still is by atrocious wars and heinous barbarism: "Wer dennoch Hoffnung hegte, war -- so eines seiner sarkastischen Bonmots -- bloss unzureichend informiert" (Whoever cherished hope nevertheless was -- thus one of his sarcastic bons mots -- just inadequately informed").