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Difference between Bon mot and Good word

bon mot—(Fr.) is used to refer to a clever, often biting, joke or witticism:

  • “The luxuries of the mansion have been transferred to the hovel,” he laughed, pleased with his bon mot.

good wordfavorable opinion about a person as conveyed to his potential employer, etc.:

  • I beg you to say a good word for me to your father. He regards me, I believe, as a very light fellow…