Definition of je ne sais quoi
- a young actress who has a certain je ne sais quoi
Although the sculpture had flaws, it also had a certain je ne sais quoi that made it very appealing.
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First Known Use: circa 1656See Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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