du jour

adjective \dü-ˈzhər, də-, -ˈzhr, -ˈzhür\

: served in a restaurant as a special item on a particular day

: happening or popular at a particular time

Full Definition of DU JOUR

:  made for a particular day —used of an item not specified on the regular menu <soup du jour>
:  popular, fashionable, or prominent at a particular time <the buzzword du jour>

Examples of DU JOUR

  1. Our soup du jour is chicken noodle.
  2. Long hair was the style du jour.

Origin of DU JOUR

French, literally, of the day
First Known Use: 1786

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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