jeu d'esprit

play
noun jeu d'es·prit \zhœ-de-ˈsprē\

Definition of jeu d'esprit

plural

jeux d'esprit

\zhœ-de-ˈsprē\
  1. :  a witty comment or composition

Origin and Etymology of jeu d'esprit

French, literally, play of the mind


First Known Use: 1712


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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