Jeu-d-esprit definitions

zhœ dĕs-prē'
A work of light playfulness or wit, especially in literature.
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A clever, witty turn of phrase, piece of writing, etc.
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Witticism; witty comment or composition.
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Origin of jeu-d-esprit

French play of the mind jeu play, game (from Old French gieu) (from Latin jocus joke joke) de of esprit mind esprit