Definition of bijou adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbiːʒuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːʒuː//
[only before noun] (British English, sometimes ironic) How a building looks
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(of a building or a garden) small but attractive and fashionable The house was terribly small and cramped, but the agent described it as a bijou residence. See related entries: How a building looks Word OriginFrench, from Breton bizou ‘finger ring’, from biz ‘finger’.