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Definition of je ne sais quoi noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


je ne sais quoi

NAmE//ˌʒə nə seɪ ˈkwɑ//
[uncountable] (from French) (often humorous)
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a good quality that is difficult to describe He has that je ne sais quoi that distinguishes a professional from an amateur.
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