Definition of jeu de mots in English:

jeu de mots

noun

  • Especially in French contexts: a play on words; a pun.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From French jeu de mots from jeu game + de + mots, plural of mot word.

Pronunciation

jeu de mots

/ˌʒəː də ˈməʊ/