du jour


dü-ˈzhər How to pronounce du jour (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Our soup du jour is chicken noodle. Long hair was the style du jour.
Recent Examples on the Web Gossip, fashion, politics, and travel are among the table topics du jour, but with the holidays fast approaching, the subject quickly turns to one main dish: food and entertaining. Town & Country, 24 Apr. 2023 Be more forward with your crush du jour. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 13 Nov. 2022 The topic du jour? Declan Harty, Fortune, 7 July 2022 The challenge du jour? Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 10 June 2022 Realism should teach us to make allowance for a trait common among our least-gifted politicians: the inability to access their own thoughts on any subject in their blind groping for the talking point du jour. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 20 July 2021 The most notable improvements across both ships include making suites and guest rooms larger and reimagining the spas and gyms (with paddle tennis and the sport du jour, pickleball). Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2023 While some years hot pink or bright yellow emerge as the color du jour, for the 95th Academy Awards, celebrities like Michelle Yeoh, Rooney Mara, and Emily Blunt chose white. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2023 But the audiobooks debate paled in comparison to the trend du jour: how video can be incorporated into audio creators’ workflow and boost business for executives. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, literally, of the day

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of du jour was in 1786

Dictionary Entries Near du jour

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“Du jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/du%20jour. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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