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or Que·bec·ois

[key-be-kwah; French key-be-kwa]
noun, plural Qué·bec·ois [key-be-kwah, -kwahz; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ, -ˈkwɑz; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/.
  1. Quebecer.
  2. 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.
  3. the variety of French spoken in the province of Quebec.
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  1. relating to or characteristic of Quebec, its inhabitants, or the variety of French spoken there.
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Origin of Québecois

From French, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at Quebec, -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for québecois


noun plural -cois (-kwa)
  1. a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec, esp a French-speaking one
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