Definition of mot juste noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mot juste

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌmoʊ ˈʒust//
 
(pl. mots justes
NAmE//ˌmoʊ ˈʒust//
 
)
(from French)
 
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the exact word that is appropriate for the situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mot juste