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[zhœ] /ʒœ/

noun, plural jeux
[zhœ] /ʒœ/ (Show IPA). French.
a game.

a French word for “play, game” occurring in some phrases borrowed into English, from Latin jocum “jest, joke, play, sport” (see joke (n.)).


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