plat du jour

noun
\ˌplä-də-ˈzhu̇r, ˌpla-\
plural plats du jour\ˌplä-​də-​ˈzhu̇r, ˌpla-​ \

Definition of plat du jour 

: a dish that is featured by a restaurant on a particular day

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Quarterbacks are very much the plat du jour as far this year’s free agency is concerned, with Kirk Cousins clearly the main prize. Dan Cancian, Newsweek, "2018 NFL Free Agency: Top 10 Players Available This Year," 13 Mar. 2018 Aside from the plat du jour, the menu never changed. Don And Petie Kladstrup, Smithsonian, "Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist?," 9 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of plat du jour

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plat du jour

French, literally, plate of the day

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