Origin of canaille
Examples from the Web for canaille
My canaille would have become the best educated in the world.The Tragedy of St. Helena|Walter Runciman
The yeomanry of the United States are not the canaille of Paris.
It is very recherché, and the prices are so high that the canaille, as the Marquise de Pivart calls the tourists, don't come.The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth|W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge
I suppose this is the case where the blood of a gentleman boils indignantly at the challenge of the canaille.Barrington|Charles James Lever
If the canaille cast mud at one of noble lineage, does it disgrace him?Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn