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bonheur du jour

Definitions

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  • n. A lady's portable writing desk with a raised back.

Etymologies

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Borrowed from French, meaning daytime delight, conjectured to be from its sudden rise in popularity.

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  • "She hurried away to her desk, a little satinwood bonheur du jour that had belonged to Jack's mother..."

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 190

    March 19, 2008