jeune premier

jeune pre·​mier | \ -prəmˈyā \
plural jeunes premiers\ -​ā(z) \

Definition of jeune premier

: the juvenile lead in a play bowed low … as if he were indeed some real jeune premier— H. E. Bates

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First Known Use of jeune premier

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Jeune premier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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