Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Prepared for a given day: The soup du jour is cream of potato.
  • adj. Most recent; current: the trend du jour.

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  • adj. Of the day; prepared for the day in question
  • adj. Currently stylish; en vogue; trendy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : du, of the + jour, day.

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French

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  • I once ate in a restaurant that described its main offerings as “meat (of some kind),” potatoes “(of some kind),” and “dujours.” I asked the waitress what “dujours” are and she giggled.

    February 1, 2018

  • Or du jour is superflous.

    But we probably need to keep the soup in there.

    February 8, 2013

  • The oft-heard phrase soup du jour of the day, sometimes seen on menus, is redundant. Of the day is superfluous.

    March 24, 2011

  • Wordie is my online time waster du jour.

    April 22, 2007