du jour

\ dü-ˈzhər, də-, -ˈzhu̇r, -ˈzhür\

Definition of du jour

1 : made for a particular day used of an item not specified on the regular menu soup 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.

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Japan is another destination du jour that's likely been raved about by your globetrotting friends—but there's much more to be discovered. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 According to a few articles, Timmy’s coif is the lewk du jour for women this winter. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Last Two Weeks in Timothée Chalamet, November 30 Edition," 30 Nov. 2018 Bravo Last year, Dirty John took over the world as the true crime podcast du jour. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "10 Crucial Ways the Dirty John Show Is Different From the Podcast," 26 Nov. 2018 Queen Anne homes, which were popular in the U.S. from the 1880s until around 1920, are theoretically a revival of the style du jour during the actual reign of Queen Anne (1702 to 1714), but there is very little resemblance in practice. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Victorian Homes," 6 Nov. 2018 Despite creepy stories and gory details, crime podcasts continue to find success as the podcast du jour. Allie Volpe, Teen Vogue, "10 Best Crime Podcasts," 30 Aug. 2018 Specifically, printed pants of every make seemed to be the look du jour on the streets in Paris this past week. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "At Paris Fashion Week, Printed Pants Made the Biggest Splash on the Streets," 3 Oct. 2018 The bucket hat has dethroned the fedora as the chapeau du jour. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 2018 Boneless, skinless chicken breast actually benefitted from its association with austerity in the 1980s and ’90s, when low-fat was the diet trend du jour. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Is Actually Genius," 20 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of du jour

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

: happening or popular at a particular time

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