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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for canadian french

  • There were about fifty Canadian-French under the control of the company.

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

    Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He shouted his words in the Canadian-French patois, opening a big knife in a threatening manner.

    A Young Hero|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


the French language as spoken in Canada, esp in Quebec


denoting this language or a French-speaking Canadian
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