noun, plural bi·joux [bee-zhooz, bee-zhooz] /ˈbi ʒuz, biˈʒuz/.
- bijagos islands,
- bike path
Origin of bijou
Examples from the Web for bijou
Her inner circle of friends included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Bijou Phillips and Lindsay Lohan.
We let him talk on, without troubling ourselves to inquire what this bijou was.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.|Catherine II, Empress of Russia
For running up and down stairs at the bijou Ayala had been proverbial.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
We looked in last night at that classic abode, and found them all hard at it in the Bijou Theatre.
noun plural -joux (-ʒuːz)
Word Origin for bijou
1660s, from French bijou, from Breton bizou "(jeweled) ring," from bez "finger" (cf. Cornish bisou "finger-ring," 13c.).