je ne sais quoi love

je ne sais quoi

Definitions

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

  • n. A quality or attribute that is difficult to describe or express: "Fishing has lacked a certain je ne sais quoi in terms of its public image, as all activities must that involve beer, worms and one-size-fits-all gimme caps” ( Charles Leerhsen).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something indescribable

Etymologies

French : je, I + ne, not + sais : first person present indicative of savoir, to know + quoi, what.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French je ne sais quoi, literally ‘I don't know what’. (Wiktionary)

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  • I don't know about that.

    September 8, 2009

  • Let's just say my gerbil had a certain something, an I-don't-know-what, going on.

    September 8, 2009

  • I do not know what this is all about...

    September 8, 2009

  • Ah, yes. I remember him well.

    February 19, 2007

  • He did like to lounge around in cafés wearing a dark beret and drinking espresso.

    February 17, 2007

  • But he was a casual kind of gerbil, I've heard.

    February 17, 2007

  • He was indeed. A snazzy little gerbil. He was all black with a white streak right where his dress shirt would be, if he were wearing a tuxedo.

    February 16, 2007

  • Oddly enough, the first time I read this I thought it said "he was a great poet." Perhaps not, but I'll bet he was a snazzy dresser, am I right?

    February 16, 2007

  • I had a gerbil named Je Ne Sais Quoi. He was a great pet.

    February 16, 2007