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Canadian French

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noun
  1. French spoken as a native language in Canada, especially in Quebec province, by descendants of the settlers of New France. Abbreviation: CanF
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Origin of Canadian French

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for canadian french

Historical Examples

  • She is Canadian-French and the only woman on the island who can cook any other way than frying.

    Jane Journeys On

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • There were about fifty Canadian-French under the control of the company.

  • He shouted his words in the Canadian-French patois, opening a big knife in a threatening manner.

    A Young Hero

    G Manville Fenn

  • Maximilian must have been misinformed in regard to the Canadian-French form for the name of this tribe.


British Dictionary definitions for canadian french

Canadian French

noun
  1. the French language as spoken in Canada, esp in Quebec
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adjective
  1. denoting this language or a French-speaking Canadian
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