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[fren-chee] /ˈfrɛn tʃi/
noun, plural Frenchies.
Informal. a native or inhabitant of France or a person of French descent.
adjective, Frenchier, Frenchiest.
characteristic or suggestive of the French people, French culture, etc.
Origin of Frenchy
First recorded in 1820-30; French + -y1, -y2
Related forms
Frenchily, adverb
Frenchiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Frenchy cried, "she must be faster than the admiral's hydroboat we saw at Newport."

  • The movement was essentially a Frenchy one and might have meant anything.

    A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
  • Alone with me in the stateroom, "Frenchy" grows tender and playful.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • Do you know why the Statue of Liberty looks so sad, Frenchy?

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Why should five years out of my seventy-two change me into a Frenchy?

    Workhouse Characters Margaret Wynne Nevinson
  • The little old Frenchy in the Parisian hand laundry gave us a boost, too.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • He said he smiled at the confession at the time as "too Frenchy," but it had a new meaning for him here.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • As Frenchy was about to reply his sombrero was snatched from his head and disappeared.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • White was shot and stabbed in the breast and poor Frenchy was scalped—the whole top of his head lifted off.

    The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Frenchy


characteristic of or resembling the French
noun (pl) -ies
a name for a French person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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