Jeu-d-esprit definition

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, literally "game of the spirit".

    From Wiktionary