AskDefine | Define debonair

Dictionary Definition

debonair adj
1 having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman" [syn: debonaire, debonnaire, suave]
2 having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist" [syn: chipper, debonaire, jaunty]

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English

Etymology

de bon aire

Pronunciation

  • /dɛbəɪnɛɹ/
  • /dEb@"nEr/

Adjective

  1. suave, urbane and sophisticated
  2. (especially of men) charming, confident and carefully dressed

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