Definition of “mot juste” - English Dictionary

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“mot juste” in British English

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mot justenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌməʊ ˈʒuːst/ us /ˌmoʊ ˈʒuːst/ plural mots justes uk /ˌməʊˈʒuːst/ us /ˌmoʊ-/ formal

the word or phrase that is exactly right in a particular situation

(Definition of “mot juste” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)