carpe diem

car·pe di·em

noun \ˈkär-pe-ˈdē-ˌem, -ˈdī-, -əm\

Definition of CARPE DIEM

:  the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future

Origin of CARPE DIEM

Latin, literally, pluck the day
First Known Use: 1817


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