du jour

adjective
\ dü-ˈzhər How to pronounce du jour (audio) , də-, -ˈzhu̇r, -ˈzhür \

Definition of du jour

1 : made for a particular day used of an item not specified on the regular menusoup du jour
2 : popular, fashionable, or prominent at a particular time the buzzword du jour

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Examples of du jour in a Sentence

Our soup du jour is chicken noodle. Long hair was the style du jour.
Recent Examples on the Web Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his media echoes targeted Mr. Toomey as their villain du jour, as if financial markets are still in a crisis. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Covid Political Relief," 20 Dec. 2020 In 2020, the nostalgic pop trend du jour was very clearly a disco revival, embraced among stars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2020: Staff Picks," 14 Dec. 2020 Radcliffe's rap lyrics du jour came from Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, and CupcaKke. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "Watch Daniel Radcliffe discover the history of Harry Potter rap lyrics," 3 Dec. 2020 In 2003, Koch attended an early meeting on the forest pest du jour: the emerald ash borer. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Can an ambitious breeding effort save North America’s ash trees?," 12 Nov. 2020 Bombing -- and the threat of bombing -- had become the crime du jour in Portland that spring. oregonlive, "‘Sex slave’ murder case rocked Portland 65 years ago: Car bombing led to ‘8 months of hell’ for suspect Marjorie Smith," 1 Oct. 2020 Simply put, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the superfood du jour. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "So What Are Superfoods, Exactly?," 21 Aug. 2020 In collaboration with hairstylist Ana Sorys, O'Hara and Bromhead agreed that the only thing that should change about Moira's look was her wig du jour. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "How Moira Rose’s Red Lips Make Her Stand Out On Schitt’s Creek," 21 Sep. 2020 The mainstream success of Fortnite in 2017 was a watershed moment; the saccharine shooter game birthed the major gaming celebrities du jour—your Ninjas, your Tfues—who have architected brand empires atop it. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "Shady Contracts, Raw Deals: Inside the Industry of Managing Video Game Stars," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of du jour

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for du jour

French, literally, of the day

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The first known use of du jour was in 1786

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26 Dec 2020

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“Du jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/du%20jour. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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du jour

adjective
How to pronounce du jour (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of du jour

: served in a restaurant as a special item on a particular day
formal : happening or popular at a particular time

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