Meaning of à jour in English:

à jour

Pronunciation /əˈʒʊə/


(also a jour)
  • Having perforations or holes, pierced; specifically designating an ornamental openwork pattern on metalwork, leather work, etc., or the technique by which it is produced. Often used postpositively. Also as adverb: in this manner, so as to have such piercings or openwork.


Mid 16th century. From Middle French, French à jour, literally ‘(open) to the daylight’, from à to + jour.