pied noir

or pied-noir

[ pee-ey nwahr, pyey; French pyey nwar ]
/ piˌeɪ ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪ; French pyeɪ ˈnwar /

noun, plural pieds noirs [pee-eyz nwahr, pyeyz; French pyey nwar] /piˌeɪz ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪz; French pyeɪ ˈnwar/. Often Disparaging.

an Algerian-born French person.
formerly, a person of French origin living in French-ruled Algeria.

Origin of pied noir

1960–65; < French: literally, black foot
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