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noun, plural jeux [zhœ] /ʒœ/. French.
  1. a game.
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Examples from the Web for jeux

Historical Examples

  • I watched thee when the foe was at our side (Jeux d'Esprit, etc.), vii.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7.

    George Gordon Byron

  • God maddens him whom 't is his will to lose (Jeux d'Esprit, etc.), vii.

  • As the Liberty lads o'er the sea (Jeux d'Esprit, etc.), vii.

  • His father's sense, his mother's grace (Jeux d'Esprit, etc.), vii.

  • He, unto whom thou art so partial (Jeux d'Esprit, etc.), vii.

Word Origin and History for jeux



a French word for "play, game" occurring in some phrases borrowed into English, from Latin jocum "jest, joke, play, sport" (see joke (n.)).

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