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du jour

[duh zhoo r, doo; French dy zhoor] /də ˈʒʊər, du; French dü ˈʒur/
noun
1.
as prepared on the particular day; of the kind being served today:
The soup du jour is split pea.
2.
fashionable; current:
environmentalism and other issues du jour.
Origin
< French: of the day
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  • Diners scanning the pricey plats du jour feel ripped off.
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  • Soon there will be a new faux pas du jour: eating the endangered swordfish.
  • The heavily promoted weight-loss ingredient du jour changes with regularity.
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British Dictionary definitions for du jour

du jour

/duː ˈʒɔː; French dy ʒur/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (informal) currently very fashionable or popular: the young writer du jour
Word Origin
C20: from French, literally: of the day (as used on restaurant menus of items that change daily)
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Word Origin and History for du jour
adj.

from French plat du jour "dish of the day," early 20c. on restaurant menus, abstracted as an all-purpose modifier 1989.

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Slang definitions & phrases for du jour

du jour

adjective phrase

Of today; of the day; current: Thought du jour/ Kennedy would quiz aides about the crisis du jour/ Where would the management gurus du jour find grist for their latest best-sellers?

[1990s+; fr French, ''of the day,'' used to identify the day's specialties in restaurants]


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