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jeune premier

[French zhœn pruh-myey]
noun, plural jeunes pre·miers [French zhœn pruh-myey] /French ʒœn prəˈmyeɪ/.
  1. the male juvenile lead in a play or movie.
  2. a young actor who plays such a role.
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Origin of jeune premier

1850–55; < French: literally, young first (actor)
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