To speak, esp a foreign language: She wondered if he parley-vooed Chinese
[WWI Army; fr French parlez-vous, ''do you speak?'']
When parley-voo saw the nurse, he ran into a corner, and hid his face.
After this, parley-voo and his aunt Tib were the best of friends.
I am no good at French, so indulge in a game of nibs with my neighbour, who does not love ‘parley-voo’ any more than I do.
"I can parley-voo for you there, all right," agreed Matthews, patronisingly.
She had gone out to pick some peas in the garden, leaving her husband, a blind man, in the room with parley-voo.
But before long parley-voo began to be sorry; for he was not a bad child, only thoughtless and wilful.
“parley-voo,” the only one of them who essayed French, had wounds many but inconspicuous.
She went down the lane to the house of the tailoress, where parley-voo had sometimes been known to go.
She can parley-voo a good 'un and foot it, as it goes; been in France a couple of year.
Among all the blunders perpetrated by conceited ignorance in its attempts to parley-voo, this stands unequalled.