Definition of du jour in English:

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du jour

Pronunciation: /də ˈZHo͝or/ /ˌd(y)o͞o/


1(Of food in a restaurant) available and being served on this day: cream of mussel, an occasional soup du jour
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  • My first dinner there is on a Monday, and the menu lists suckling pig as a plat du jour, available only on weekends.
  • However the plat du jour is available from noon until 5.30 pm, costing between £4.95 to £7.95.
  • There is serious, smoky gumbo and the obligatory tomato-basil soup du jour, here in a light, fresh version that doesn't depend on buckets of butter and cream to win you over.
1.1 informal Used to describe something that is enjoying great but probably short-lived popularity or publicity: attention deficit disorder is the disease du jour
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  • I'll probably tell you all which I think is my browser du jour in a week or so, although of course at the moment I should really be doing coursework.
  • In the meantime, the next time someone queries you on your choice of black clothes to a wedding, tell them you're grieving for all the singles out there who have missed out on the chance of conuptial bliss with the couple du jour.
  • And so the extremists quite happily take control, elect themselves onto the national executive and then set about affiliating themselves to every passing leftist cause du jour that takes their fancy.


French, literally 'of the day'.

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Syllabification: du jour

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