[frahng-gley; French frahn-gle]

noun (sometimes lowercase)

French spoken or written with a large admixture of English words, especially those of American origin.

Origin of Franglais

1960–65; blend of French français French and anglais English Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for franglais



informal French containing a high proportion of words of English origin

Word Origin for Franglais

C20: from French français French + anglais English
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for franglais



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper