vieux jeu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French vieux jeu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vieux jeu (comparative more vieux jeu, superlative most vieux jeu)

  1. Old-fashioned, outmoded.
    • 1954, Doris Lessing, A Proper Marriage, HarperPerennial 1995, p. 358:
      If she was to leave Douglas, for what way of living was she to leave? There's something so damned vieux jeu, she thought gloomily, in leaving like Nora, to live differently!

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French

Noun[edit]

vieux jeu n (uncountable)

  1. something unoriginal, same old story

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vieux + jeu

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vieux jeu (invariable)

  1. old-fashioned (of persons, manners)