du jour

adjective \ dü-ˈzhər , də- , -ˈzhu̇r , -ˈzhür \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018
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

  1. Our soup du jour is chicken noodle.

  2. Long hair was the style du jour.

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Origin and Etymology of du jour

French, literally, of the day

DU JOUR Defined for English Language Learners

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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