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The phrase bon viveur is a pseudo-French phrase adopted in English in the mid 19th century, modelled on the French bon vivant "one who lives well", i.e. referring to a person who enjoys the good things of life.
- David Francis Pocock, Jeremy MacClancy (1998), Understanding social anthropology, p. 210
- R.L. Trask (2003), Mind the Gaffe: the Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English
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