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Canadian French

French spoken as a native language in Canada, especially in Quebec province, by descendants of the settlers of New France.
Abbreviation: CanF.
Origin of Canadian French
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The parrot had learned to speak Canadian French to the extent of demanding his crackers and water in the lingo of the habitant.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • No wonder Canadian French and English speech is full of sea terms.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • This last is a name given them by the Canadian French, and without any special reason.

    Mary and I Stephen Return Riggs
  • The girl I married had a smack of the Canadian French about her.

  • Nor was it Canadian French, the only other speech he could make any sense of.

    The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
  • Adolf was now seated at the end of a bench, rolling a cigarette, while he chattered volubly in Canadian French to his companions.

  • A keelboat was generally manned by ten hands, principally Canadian French, and a patroon or master.

  • A keel-boat was generally manned by ten hands, principally Canadian French, and a patroon or master.

  • There may have been some excuse pleaded for the Canadian French.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Here the females were hospitably received, and treated with that kindness which marks the character of the Canadian French.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Canadian French

Canadian French

the French language as spoken in Canada, esp in Quebec
denoting this language or a French-speaking Canadian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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