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mot juste

[ moh zhyst ]
/ moʊ ˈʒüst /
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noun, plural mots justes [moh zhyst]. /moʊ ˈʒüst/. French.
the exact, appropriate word.
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British Dictionary definitions for mot juste

mot juste
/ French (mo ʒyst) /

noun plural mots justes (mo ʒyst)
the appropriate word or expression
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