Definition of Dubonnet in English:



  • [mass noun] A type of sweet red vermouth made in France.

    [count noun] ‘Noel plumped for a Dubonnet’
    • ‘Christmas lunch is over, the Queen's on the telly and great-grandma's in the corner sipping gin and Dubonnet.’
    • ‘His frothy poster girls, rendered with a rapid, flamelike line, entice with the pleasures of the latest novel or glass of Dubonnet.’
    • ‘While there he claimed to have gained his closest access to the monarch, carrying food to her apartments, serving her gin and Dubonnet, and delivering mail to her room.’
    • ‘She emerges in these pages as a spirited old bird, who likes a large gin and Dubonnet before lunch, prefers to brew her own tea, and can do a mean Irish accent.’
    • ‘A typical day in her life involves Earl Grey tea at 8am, a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, racing on TV in the afternoon and writing her diary in pencil before bed.’


From the name of a family of French wine merchants.