du jour

[ duh zhoo r, doo; French dy zhoor ]
/ də ˈʒʊər, du; French dü ˈʒur /


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.

Nearby words

  1. du fu,
  2. du gard,
  3. du gard, roger martin,
  4. du guesclin,
  5. du guesclin, bertrand,
  6. du maurier,
  7. du maurier, george louis palmella busson,
  8. du mont,
  9. du pont,
  10. du pont, eleuthère irénée

Origin of du jour

< French: of the day

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British Dictionary definitions for du jour

du jour

/ (duː ˈʒɔː, French dy ʒur) /


(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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Word Origin and History for du jour

du jour


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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