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or Que·bec·ois

[ key-be-kwah; French key-be-kwa ]
/ ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ; French keɪ bɛˈkwa /

noun, plural Qué·bec·ois [key-be-kwah, -kwahz; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ, -ˈkwɑz; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/.

a person, especially a member of the Parti Québecois, who supports the separation and independence of the province of Quebec from the rest of Canada.
the variety of French spoken in the province of Quebec.


relating to or characteristic of Quebec, its inhabitants, or the variety of French spoken there.

Origin of Québecois

From French, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at Quebec, -ese

Definition for quebecois (2 of 2)


[ kwi-bek-er ]
/ kwɪˈbɛk ər /


a native or inhabitant of Quebec, especially one who is from the city of Quebec and whose native language is French.
Also Que·beck·er, Québecois, Quebecois.

Origin of Quebecer

First recorded in 1830–40; Quebec + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for quebecois

  • Quebecois child actor-turned-filmmaking prodigy Xavier Dolan, who wrote his debut feature at just 16.

    Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • I mean, a boot-wearing, bomb-throwing Tea Party conservative born in the land of socialized medicine, Quebecois, and Howie Mandel?

    Ted Cruz’s Canadian Panic|Michelle Cottle|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for quebecois


/ (French kebɛkwa) /

noun plural -cois (-kwa)

a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec, esp a French-speaking one
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