Definition of jeune premier in English:

jeune premier

noun

  • An actor who plays the part of the principal lover or young hero.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Quarterly Review. From French jeune premier, lit. ‘first young man’ from jeune young + premier first man.

Pronunciation

jeune premier

/ˌʒəːn prəmˈjeɪ/