[duh zhoo r, doo; French dy zhoor]
- as prepared on the particular day; of the kind being served today: The soup du jour is split pea.
- fashionable; current: environmentalism and other issues du jour.
Origin of du jour
< French: of the day
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Related Words for du jourchic, current, fashionable, hot, latest, now, popular, stylish, trendy, faddy
- (postpositive) informal currently very fashionable or popularthe young writer du jour
Word Origin for du jour
C20: from French, literally: of the day (as used on restaurant menus of items that change daily)
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from French plat du jour "dish of the day," early 20c. on restaurant menus, abstracted as an all-purpose modifier 1989.
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