Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Prepared for a given day.
  • adjective Most recent; current.

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  • adjective Of the day; prepared for the day in question
  • adjective by extension 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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  • Wordie is my online time waster du jour.

    April 22, 2007

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

    March 24, 2011

  • Or du jour is superflous.

    But we probably need to keep the soup in there.

    February 8, 2013

  • 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