Today’s word reminds me of a scene from Oh Brother Where Art Thou. If you haven’t watched the movie, you should. It’s hilarious. Here’s the clip:
bo·na fide adjective \ˈbō-nə-ˌfīd, ˈbä-; ˌbō-nə-ˈfī-dē, –ˈfī-də\
: real or genuine
law : made or done in an honest and sincere way
1: made in good faith without fraud or deceit <a bona fide offer to buy a farm>
2: made with earnest intent : sincere
3: neither specious nor counterfeit : genuine
Examples of BONA FIDE
- She has established her position as a bona fide celebrity.
- His latest record was a bona fide hit.
- They have a bona fide claim for the loss.
Origin of BONA FIDE
Latin, literally, in good faith
First Known Use: 1632
Related to BONA FIDE
- authentic, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, right, sure-enough, true
- bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
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