Canadian French

noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for canadian french

Historical Examples of canadian french

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

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    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.

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    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
adjective
  1. denoting this language or a French-speaking Canadian
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