A person with a free spirit and happy disposition, who enjoys sensuous pleasures in life such as food and drink.
While the father was a steely autocrat, the son was regarded as a sort of bon vivant.
by mewse March 8, 2004
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A person who thinks he's a connoisseur in fine wine and delicate foods, when, in fact, his knowledge of food extends to memorizing the entire McDonalds menu.
If you want tips on fine dining, don't ask a self-acclaimed bon vivant. If you want tips on dipping sauces, on the other hand, then by all means, ask away.
by someone named no one February 1, 2016
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Bon vivants are people who live the good life and appreciate the finer things in life such as--good wine, the arts, parties, fine restaurants.
Claire and Holden are true Bon vivants. They are fond of the good life and finer things in love. Claire and Holden keep running into each other at the same parties. They both have the same circle of friends who are also bon vivants.
by Babydoll75 March 6, 2019
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Loosely translated from French as "Chubby Good Liver".
Also a member of a rebellious, havoc-wreaking electro-rock band (The Chubby Bin Vivants). A fan of The Chubby Bon Vivants is known as a chubby.
Person 1: "Did you see that Chubby Bon Vivant last night?"

Person 2: "Yeah, the one who played at The Chubby Bon Vivants show?"

Person 1: "Yeah, that was rebellious and havoc-wreaking!"

Person 2: "What about that other Chubby Bon Vivant?"

Person 1: "Also rebellious and havoc-wreaking!"
by Bon Vivant March 8, 2007
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