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jeu d'esprit

play
noun jeu d'es·prit \zhœ-des-ˈprē\

Definition of jeu d'esprit

plural

jeux d'esprit

\same\
  1. :  a witty comment or composition



Origin and Etymology of jeu d'esprit

French, literally, play of the mind


First Known Use: 1712


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