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  1. Chiefly British Informal. pea soup(def 2).
  2. Canadian Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a French Canadian.
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Origin of pea-souper

First recorded in 1885–90; pea soup + -er1
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Historical Examples of peasouper

  • I could tell you some chump-chilling tales about life on the box in a London peasouper.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, 16th November, 1895


British Dictionary definitions for peasouper


  1. informal, mainly British dense dirty yellowish fog
  2. Canadian a disparaging name for a French Canadian
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