[ wo-loon ]
/ wɒˈlun /
one of a people inhabiting chiefly the southern and southeastern parts of Belgium and adjacent regions in France.
the French dialect spoken by the Walloons.
of or relating to the Walloons or their language.
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Origin of Walloon
equivalent to wall-
(≪ Germanic *walh-
foreign; see walnut
) + -on
Words nearby Walloon
, wall molding
, wall mustard
, wall of death
, Walloon Brabant
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How to use Walloon in a sentence
The Pacification of Ghent was broken at the opening of 1579 by the secession of the Walloon provinces of the southern border.
The first province which was seized with the fanatical spirit of rebellion was, as had been expected, Walloon Flanders.
In the mean while, Baum took post on the banks of the Walloon creek, to await the arrival of his auxiliaries.
In Walloon the w is preserved—cour (quart), cuitter; as is the case in English—quart, quit.
British Dictionary definitions for Walloon
a member of a French-speaking people living chiefly in S Belgium and adjacent parts of FranceCompare Fleming 1
the French dialect of Belgium
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Walloons or their dialect
Word Origin for Walloon
C16: from Old French Wallon, from Medieval Latin: foreigner, of Germanic origin; compare Old English wealh foreign, Welsh 1
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