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du jour

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

Simple Definition of du jour

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

  • : happening or popular at a particular time

Full Definition of du jour

  1. 1 :  made for a particular day —used of an item not specified on the regular menu <soup du jour>

  2. 2 :  popular, fashionable, or prominent at a particular time <the buzzword du jour>


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