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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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 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

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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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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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