bon ton


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bon ton

 (bŏn tŏn′)
n.
1.
a. A sophisticated manner or style.
b. The proper thing to do.
2. High society.

[French : bon, good + ton, tone.]

bon ton

(bɔ̃ tɔ̃)
n
1. sophisticated manners or breeding
2. fashionable society
[literally: good tone]

bon ton

(ˈbɒn ˈtɒn, bɔ̃ ˈtɔ̃)
n.
1. good or elegant form or style.
2. something regarded as fashionably correct.
3. fashionable society.
[1765–75; < French: literally, good tone. See boon2, tone]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bon ton - the fashionable elitebon ton - the fashionable elite    
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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Setting aside a certain dapperness of carriage, which may be termed deskism for want of a better word, the manner of these persons seemed to me an exact fac-simile of what had been the perfection of bon ton about twelve or eighteen months before.
Black gloves seemed to me both more dignified and bon ton than the lemon-coloured ones which I had contemplated at first.
com)-- Vancouver, BC-based bakery, Notte's Bon Ton Pastry has announced that the company continues to receive the highest ratings and positive reviews across the online marketplace.
Summary: Pasquale Bruni, the world renowned iconic Italian jeweller, unfurls new flower-laden merchandise in its Bon Ton collection, inspired by the elite realm of high fashion.
com)-- Vancouver, BC-based Notte's Bon Ton Pastry & Confectionery is now offering a complete range of custom cakes for their customers' special occasions.
Bon-Ton has grown aggressively in recent years, and now faces the challenges of efficiently addressing growing supply chain requirements across the business," said James Lance, SVP and CIO of The Bon Ton Stores Inc.
In addition to a bridal registry and new on-line store, The Bon Ton offers a broad assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.
In recent weeks, the company added the following leaders to its merchandising team: Denny Zimmerman, a 25-year veteran merchant previously with 7-Eleven and American Stores; Keith Reynolds, an 18-year veteran merchant previously with Bon Ton Stores; Bryan Wheeler, a 21-year veteran merchant previously with Sears and Kmart; and Victoria Kopyar formerly with Target.
on September 14, 2003 of Elder-Beerman's intention to enter into a merger agreement with Bon Ton, subject to complying with Elder-Beerman's obligations under its existing merger agreement with Wright Holdings, Inc.
00 per share in cash for each Elder-Beerman common share, and that subject to complying with Elder-Beerman's obligations under its existing merger agreement with Wright Holdings, it intended to enter into such merger agreement with Bon Ton.