noun, plural jeux [zhœ] /ʒœ/. French.
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 .
Word Origin and History for jeu
a French word for "play, game" occurring in some phrases borrowed into English, from Latin jocum "jest, joke, play, sport" (see joke (n.)).