What does jamais vu mean?

Definitions for jamais vu
ja·mais vu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jamais vu.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jamais vu(noun)

    the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy


  1. jamais vu(Noun)

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

    Etymology: A borrowing from


  1. Jamais vu

    In psychology, jamais vu is the phenomenon of experiencing a situation that one recognizes in some fashion, but that nonetheless seems very unfamiliar. Often described as the opposite of déjà vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer's impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that he or she has been in the situation before. Jamais vu is most commonly experienced when a person momentarily does not recognise a word, person, or place that he or she already knows, and it is more rarely experienced with people and places. The phenomenon is often grouped with déjà vu and tip of the tongue. The TimesOnline reports: Jamais vu can be caused by epileptic seizures.

How to pronounce jamais vu?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say jamais vu in sign language?

  1. jamaisvu


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jamais vu in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jamais vu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of jamais vu

  1. jamais vujamais vujamais vujamais vujamais vu

Translations for jamais vu

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for jamais vu »


Find a translation for the jamais vu definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these jamais vu definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "jamais vu." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 22 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/jamais+vu>.

    Are we missing a good definition for jamais vu? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for jamais vu:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.