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[frahng-gley; French frahn-gle]
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. French spoken or written with a large admixture of English words, especially those of American origin.
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Origin of Franglais

1960–65; blend of French français French and anglais English
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British Dictionary definitions for franglais


  1. informal French containing a high proportion of words of English origin
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Word Origin

C20: from French français French + anglais English
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Word Origin and History for franglais



"French marred by many English words," 1959, from French, from français "French" + anglais "English."

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