du jour

\ 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 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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Corporations can’t be people and can’t espouse beliefs — until those corporations are run by people espousing beliefs that reinforce the spirit of the Left’s cause du jour. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "Corporations Are People, Unborn Children Aren’t," 11 June 2019 That’s right, let’s get rid of the a loyal, devoted player who actually wants to be in Orlando for a flash-in-the-pan free agent du jour. ... Orlando City’s stadium naming rights deal is already paying huge dividends in brand awareness for Exploria. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, "ESPN reporter on UCF’s Shaquem, Shaquill Griffin: ‘You want to write stories that make people feel good’ | Commentary," 7 June 2019 Forget the Céline clutch; the new accessory du jour is a square plastic bottle full of liquid in a shade of green only slightly less electric than antifreeze. Christine Lennon, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Hunger Games," 11 June 2012 This summer, Italy is the vacation spot du jour for famous faces. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Lily James Is on the Dreamiest Italian Vacation," 9 Aug. 2018 Same time, the narrative that the new face du jour (Shea Patterson) can fix everything with his mere presence is also flawed. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "If Michigan QBs return to efficiency, Jim Harbaugh's offense can reignite," 30 May 2018 In a swanky warehouse in Chelsea, New York City — soon to be overrun by models and designers in town for Fashion Week — a less fashionable crowd showcased an entirely different trend du jour: Rideshare safety. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Uber’s sleek new product? Your safety.," 6 Sep. 2018 For long days spent on a boat, by the pool, or on the shore, consider this your look du jour. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List," 25 Jan. 2019 Experiences are the trend du jour at the top levels of fashion, and the French luxury goods giant had managed to take the concept to new heights—literally, as the house offers sweeping views of Los Angeles. Danielle Nussbaum, Town & Country, "Inside Louis Vuitton's Most Exclusive Shopping Experience," 30 Nov. 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
formal : happening or popular at a particular time

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