Definition of du jour in English:

Share this entry

du jour

Pronunciation: /d(j)uː ˈʒʊə/
Pronunciation: /dy ʒuʀ/

adjective

[postpositive] informal
Used to describe something that is enjoying great but probably short-lived popularity or publicity: black comedy is the genre du jour
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

French, literally 'of the day'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: du jour

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.