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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

French : du, of the + jour, day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unsticking stuck balls, fitting stinky shoes, collecting cash from the crop du jour of the great unwashed.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • In late spring we used to search its creviced bark for the caterpillars of the merveille du jour moth.

    Wildwood

Comments

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  • 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