jeu d'esprit

noun
jeu d'es·​prit | \zhœ-de-ˈsprē \
plural jeux d'esprit\zhœ-​de-​ˈsprē \

Definition of jeu d'esprit 

: a witty comment or composition

First Known Use of jeu d'esprit

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jeu d'esprit

French, literally, play of the mind

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