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

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 Try the French onion topped with gruyere and mozzarella cheese ($8-$12) or soupe du jour ($6-$9) as a meal or as a side. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 18 Jan. 2022 The type of red that could be served in a carafe in a modest Paris hole-in-the-wall to wash down the inexpensive but delicious plât du jour. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 This steep environmental cost has made NFTs the villain du jour of international K-pop stans, who have a history of channeling their progressive political views into creative digital activism. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, 22 Dec. 2021 McConnell again slid by the topic this week when conservative radio host Guy Benson took his shot at the question du jour. al, 21 Dec. 2021 Treating Maier like a riddle makes for good jacket copy but can also turn her into a kind of Rorschach: One sees in her whatever the critical mode du jour demands. Jeremy Lybarger, The New Republic, 21 Dec. 2021 SLATs have been the planning acronym du jour for several years. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 The debate around theatrical windows, industry parlance for the amount of time a film plays exclusively on the big screen, and the growing penchant for hybrid releases on streaming services, has been the topic du jour of the pandemic. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 30 Aug. 2021 Generally, by about 6:30, I’ve been made furious by the outrage du jour. Joshua Malina, The Atlantic, 2 Dec. 2021

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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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25 Jan 2022

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“Du jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/du%20jour. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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