[ frahng-gley; French frahn-gle ]
/ frɑŋˈgleɪ; French frɑ̃ˈglɛ /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
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 françaisFrench and anglaisEnglish
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British Dictionary definitions for Franglais
/ (French frɑ̃ɡlɛ) /
informal French containing a high proportion of words of English origin
Word Origin for Franglais
C20: from French français French + anglais English
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