Dictionary.com

joual

[ zhoo-al, -ahl ]
/ ʒuˈæl, -ˈɑl /
Save This Word!

noun
any of the nonstandard dialects of Canadian French, characterized by deviations from the standard phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary, and often containing many borrowings from English.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of joual

1960–65; representing a non-standard pronunciation of French cheval horse

Words nearby joual

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for joual

joual
/ (ʒwɑːl) /

noun
nonstandard Canadian French dialect, esp as associated with ill-educated speakers

Word Origin for joual

from the pronunciation in this dialect of French cheval horse
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
FEEDBACK