du jour

adjective

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

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 But there is little about narcissistic abuse in academic literature, and skeptics argue that the term is nothing more than a popular hashtag — the explanation du jour for bad behavior. Abby Ellin, Washington Post, 1 July 2024 The topic du jour carried over from Vogue World: Paris to the first days of the fall 2024 couture season where the work of the ateliers was dazzling and used to different effects. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 28 June 2024 The local belle du jour, Marigold (Abbey Lee), takes a shine to him and begs Hayes to come up and see her some time. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2024 What’s more, unlike most extremely successful pieces of code, Markdown is not publicly hosted on the code-sharing site du jour. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for du jour 

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Word History

Etymology

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

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“Du jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/du%20jour. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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