A false sense of unfamiliarity in a situation. Literally means “never lived” or “never experienced” in French.
Example: An infantryman under intense bombardment for the third time in a week suddenly gets the strange feeling he’s never held a rifle before.
Grinnell, R. (2016). Jamais Vécu. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/jamais-vecu/