Definition of jeu de paume in English:

jeu de paume

Pronunciation /ˌʒəː də ˈpəʊm/

noun

  • Real tennis.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From French jeu de paume real tennis, court where real tennis is played, lit. ‘game of palm (of the hand)’ from jeu game + de + paume.