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carte du jour

[kahrt duh zhoo r, doo, dyoo; French kart dy zhoor] /ˈkɑrt də ˈʒʊər, du, dyu; French kart dü ˈʒur/
noun, plural cartes du jour
[kahrts duh zhoo r, doo, dyoo; French kart dy zhoor] /ˈkɑrts də ˈʒʊər, du, dyu; French kart dü ˈʒur/ (Show IPA)
1.
menu (def 1).
Origin of carte du jour
1935-1940
1935-40; < French: menu of the day
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  • Upon the carte du jour at Restaurant Sowee was written Grouse.

    Mount Rainier

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  • Our carte du jour for supper was a duplicate of the dinner, only it was stone cold.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • Patrons always reviewed the carte du jour carefully before making a selection.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • Jack held the carte du jour: the waiter was at his elbow; Farrell sat opposite, waiting.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for carte du jour

carte du jour

/ˈkɑːt də ˈʒʊə; duː; French kart dy ʒur/
noun (pl) cartes du jour (ˈkɑːts də ˈʒʊə; duː; French) (kart dy ʒur)
1.
a menu listing dishes available on a particular day
Word Origin
French, literally: card of the day
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