/ (ˌrəʊsˈbiːf, French rɔsbif) /

  1. a term used in France for an English person

Origin of rosbif

from French, from English roast beef, considered as being typically English

Words Nearby rosbif

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How to use rosbif in a sentence

  • Hardly had they taken their places when Napoleon began to quiz Betsy on the fondness of the English for "rosbif and plum pudding."

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • Pour dire vrai, however, the rosbif of England is hardly more scientific than the sun-dried meat of the Tartars.

  • Both Mrs. Burton and I want a medicine of rest and roast beef as opposed to rosbif.

  • If you would be there, madame, I would engage to find you a way in the teeth of all 'les goddams' who ever chewed rosbif.

    The Span o' Life | William McLennan
  • Potato salad was next in demand and cooked tongue and rosbif disappeared rapidly.