noun, plural bon·bons [bon-bonz; French bawn–bawn] /ˈbɒnˌbɒnz; French bɔ̃ˈbɔ̃/.
- a fondant, fruit, or nut center dipped in fondant or chocolate; a chocolate.
- a piece of confectionery; candy.
- a sweet
1796, from French bonbon (17c.), childish reduplication of bon “good.” Hence, bonbonniere (1818) “a box for sweets.”