Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, unknown
(especially of a residence or business establishment) small and elegant.
Examples of Bijou in a sentence
"For their first date, Harold reserved seats at a bijou restaurant downtown."
"Kyle was a little intimidated by how bijou his new friend's house was."
Popularity Over Time
This adjective comes from the French words "bizou" (finger ring) and "biz" (finger).
Did you Know?
Have you heard of the tiny house trend? Many tiny house owners seek a bijou residence — small, but easily cared for, blending elegance with self-sufficience.