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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