from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life.
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- n. Enjoyment of living; happiness, ebullience, zest for life.
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- n. a keen enjoyment of living
French : joie, joy + de, of + vivre, to live, living.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French joie de vivre literally "joy of living". (Wiktionary)