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jeu d'esprit

jeu d'esprit

noun jeu d'es·prit \zhœ-des-ˈprē\
plural jeux d'esprit \same\

Definition of JEU D'ESPRIT

:  a witty comment or composition

Origin of JEU D'ESPRIT

French, literally, play of the mind
First Known Use: 1712

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