déjà vu

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See also: deja vu, deja-vu, and déjà-vu

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French [Term?]. From déjà, “already”, + vu, “seen”, past participle of voir, “to see”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dā"zhä vo͞o'
  • IPA(key): /ˌdeɪ.ʒɑː ˈvuː/
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Noun[edit]

déjà vu ‎(uncountable)

  1. Something which one has or suspects to have seen or experienced before, especially when that’s not the case.
    Have I done this before? Talk about déjà vu.

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Verb[edit]

déjà vu ‎(third-person singular simple present déjà vues, present participle déjà vuing, simple past and past participle déjà vued)

  1. (colloquial) To experience déjà vu; to see (something) as though having seen it before.
    • 2008, Darren Lamere, Eerily Familiar:
      Still deja vuing, I said, “Jinx. You owe me a Coke.”
    • 2011, Neil Gaiman, American Gods (Tenth Anniversary Edition), William Morrow 2011, p. 139:
      Trees looked familiar, moments of landscape were perfectly déjà-vued.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

déjà vu m ‎(plural déjà vu)

  1. Alternative form of déjà-vu

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French [Term?]. From déjà, “already”, + vu, “seen”, past participle of voir, “to see”

Noun[edit]

déjà vu

  1. déjà vu

Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

déjà vu m (plural déjà vus)

  1. déjà vu (something which one has or suspects to have seen or experienced before)