[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/.
- 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
dating back to 1870–75;
see origin at Quebec
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for québecois
- a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec, esp a French-speaking one
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