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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French déjà vu, from déjà (already), + vu (seen), past participle of voir (to see).

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  • enPR: dā"zhä vo͞o'
  • IPA(key): /ˌdeɪ.ʒɑː ˈvuː/
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NounEdit

déjà vu (uncountable)

  1. The subjective, unexpected feeling of having experienced something before, especially when that is not the case.
  2. Loosely or humorously, anything one has done before or is being repeated.
    Have I done this before? Talk about déjà vu.

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

  1. (colloquial, intransitive) 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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déjà vu m (plural déjà vu)

  1. Alternative form of déjà-vu

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French déjà vu, from déjà (already), + vu (seen), past participle of voir (to see).

NounEdit

déjà vu

  1. déjà vu

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déjà vu m (plural déjà vus)

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