Definition of Jamais vu

1. Noun. The experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy.




Definition of Jamais vu

1. Noun. A sense of unfamiliarity with, or of never having experienced or seen before, something that should be familiar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Jamais vu

1. From the French, meaning never seen, the illusion that the familiar does not seem familiar, the opposite of the feeling of deja vu. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jamais Vu

jam rags
jam sandwich
jam sandwiches
jam session
jam sessions
jam tart
jam tarts
jam tomorrow
jamaat
jamaats
jamadar
jamadars
jamahiriyas
jamaica
jamaicine
jamais vu (current term)
jamb
jambalaya
jambalayas
jambe
jambeau
jambeaux
jambed
jambee
jambees
jamber
jamberry
jambers
jambes
jambeux

Literary usage of Jamais vu

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Key to the Exercises in Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write by Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff (1850)
"Avez-vous jamais vu une telle chose?—Jamais.—Est-il utile de parler beaucoup?—C'est selon : quand on veut apprendre une langue étrangère, il est utile de ..."

2. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"Tit- Jean promet, et le géant disparaît. r^-Jean jette sa ligne à l'eau et aussitôt il tire un beau poisson d'or et d'argent, comme on n'en a jamais vu de ..."

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