Entry: boniface (n.)
In context: "...Brooklyn Legal puts on a particularly fine marine spread, and the boniface seemed to know Dr. Incandenza and called him by name..."
Definition: Taken as the generic proper name of innkeepers; ‘mine host’, or ‘the landlord’ of the inn.
Other: A bit more interesting. Etymology: < the name of the jovial innkeeper in Farquhar's Beaux Stratagem (1707).
St. Boniface is one of the nicer areas of Winnipeg, I'll add.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia