His experience was much the same as that of the frenches and it brought about several investigations by parties of citizens.
The frenches, indeed, possessed a boy of two, reputed handsome.
In the first place, he was related to the frenches, and this in her eyes was a patent of gentility.
All them frenches have to do is to say it's worth fifty to fix any horse.
Four days after Brooke's departure the news reached the frenches at Heavitree.
Do you know, I fancy the frenches have come rather a cropper to-day.
He had never thought much about the frenches, who were outside his orbit.
He could not satisfy the frenches because he feared Miss Stanbury.
The nurse would know her business, even if the frenches don't.'
The frenches ain't had no practice, an' thar's nothin' easier than a misdeal about a youngone.
Old English frencisc "of the Franks," from Franca (see Frank). The noun is from Old English Frencisc. As the name of a language, from late 13c.
Euphemistic meaning "bad language" (pardon my French) is from 1895. Used in many combination-words, often dealing with food or sex. French dressing recorded by 1860; French toast is from 1630s. French letter "condom" (c.1856, perhaps on resemblance of sheepskin and parchment), French (v.) "perform oral sex on" (c.1917) and French kiss (1923) all probably stem from the Anglo-Saxon equation of Gallic culture and sexual sophistication, a sense first recorded 1749 in the phrase French novel.
To take French leave, "depart without telling the host," is 1771, from a social custom then prevalent. However, this is said to be called in France filer à l'anglaise, literally "to take English leave."
Cunnilingus or fellatio; the FRENCH WAYv: Then the perverse chap actually Frenched her! (1917+)