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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French jouir, jouïr, iouyr, from Old French joïr, from Vulgar Latin *gaudīre (*gaudiō), from Latin gaudēre, present active infinitive of gaudeō. Doublet of gaudir, which was a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒwiʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -wiʁ

VerbEdit

jouir

  1. (followed by the preposition de) to enjoy
    Il jouissait d'une santé à toute épreuve.He enjoyed unfailing health.
    Synonym: bénéficier
  2. (intransitive) to have an orgasm; to come, cum; to ejaculate
    Est-ce qu’elle a joui?Did she cum?
    J'ai joui sur le drap.I ejaculated on the bed sheet.

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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VerbEdit

jouir

  1. Alternative form of iouyr