bijou problemette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bijou + problem + -ette

Noun[edit]

bijou problemette (plural bijou problemettes or bijoux problemettes)

  1. (UK, informal, humorous) A little fault or problem.
    • 1995 29 November, Nick Thompson, “Re: Eurostar”, misc.transport.rail.europe, Usenet:
      A bijou problemette then arose. The conference finished too late for me to catch the northbound Eurostar Connection Waterloo-Edinburgh train.
    • 1999 11 February, Simon Nickerson, “Re: Trivia Quiz -- an announcement”, alt.fan.eddings, Usenet:
      There is also the "bijou problemette" (as my old chemistry teacher would say) that members of this consortium can't legitimately enter the quiz, since they wrote some of the questions.
    • 2001 6 April, Peter Bartley, “The PC that runs once a day...”, uk.comp.peripherals.misc, Usenet:
      I have a '‌bijou problemette‌' with my PC. It only works after a period of being switched off.
    • 2013 October 2nd, “ppint. at pplay” (username), “Re: the balfour declaration” in alt.fan.pratchett, Usenet:
      So Italy had a couple of bijoux problemettes; Mussolini had more, once he’d been dismissed as leader of the Fascist Party, and from leading the government of the country, he was arrested and gaoled by the Italians…
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.