Definition of bon appétit in English:

bon appétit

exclamation

  • Used as a salutation to a person about to eat.

    • ‘So, when you see a mom nursing in public, make sure to smile at the baby and say, ‘Bon appétit!’’
    • ‘But if I was speaking in English I would actually use the French bon appétit just like I would say bon voyage for example.’

Origin

French, literally ‘good appetite’.

Pronunciation

bon appétit

/ˌbɒn apɛˈtiː//bɔn apeti/