Go ahead, give it a quick Google. According to the dictionary, the French phrase je ne sais quoi translates to, “a pleasant quality that is hard to describe.” Pretty vague, right? But it’s uttered all the time in the fashion industry. Said in your best French accent, it can almost be used to refer to anything—from insanely covetable style to the way a woman walks.
So how do we get a clearer understanding of the popular borrowed-from-the-French expression? It’s simple. Ask some dudes. We reached out to 15 guys and got their own creative (and clever) translations.