: a soup offered by a restaurant on a particular day

Examples of soup du jour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A la carte items include a deluxe salad bar ($3), a bowl of soup du jour ($2) and desserts ($2). Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 Feb. 2021 In an industry once dominated by matte foundations and theater-grade contour kits, sheer skin tints and finger-painterly balms are makeup's soup du jour. Sarah Hoffmann, Allure, 26 Sep. 2022 Chef Ibti of Sudan makes a standout soup du jour with stuffed-cheese potato bread. al, 19 Nov. 2019 Ask what yesterday’s soup du jour was before today’s special. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, 31 May 2017 Menu: Kumamoto oysters or a salmon-fennel-leek tartlette as an appetizer, then butter salad with walnuts and Roquefort or a soup du jour for the second course. Benjy Egel, sacbee, 13 Feb. 2018 The soup du jour, teeming with chunks of beef, potatoes and green beans, was similarly light but with a potent, fiery broth. Alaska Dispatch News, 13 Sep. 2017 There are floating, dancing delicacies like cheese soufflé, soup du jour, beef ragout, pie, pudding, cakes, and, perhaps best of all, fountains of Champagne. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, 4 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History


partial translation of French soupe du jour soup of the day

First Known Use

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soup du jour was circa 1945

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“Soup du jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soup%20du%20jour. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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