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.

Origin of jeune premier

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

Words Nearby jeune premier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use jeune premier in a sentence

  • But our "jeune premier" in one sense has eclipsed every darling of the tragic or the comic muse.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • In despite of myself, I can see clearly my future position of jeune premier in this opera of the wilderness.

    The Crooked Stick | Rolf Boldrewood
  • He continued to act as jeune premier until he was sixty, his grace, marvellous diction and passion enchanting his audiences.

  • He shook his head impatiently, the throbbing head from which the jeune premier's curls were not removed yet.

    To Tell You the Truth | Leonard Merrick
  • I have been playing the fiery jeune premier to such an extent this afternoon that dramatic restlessness is in keeping.

    The Dull Miss Archinard | Anne Douglas Sedgwick