noun, plural jeux [zhœ] /ʒœ/. French.
- jeu d'esprit,
- jeu de mots,
- jeune fille,
- jeune premier,
- jeune première
Examples from the Web for jeu
“You know in Paris, and remember that scene at the Jeu de Paume,” he says.
The Calcutta wiseacres sent up orders to institute a strict inquiry who wrote this jeu d'esprit.Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India|W. S. R. Hodson
Then turn from the shadow of that scene to the shimmer of the one that follows immediately, full of smartness and jeu d'esprit.Oscar Wilde|Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
Porson's jeu d'esprit is reprinted in the Faceti Cantabrigienses .
a French word for "play, game" occurring in some phrases borrowed into English, from Latin jocum "jest, joke, play, sport" (see joke (n.)).