Definition of French Canadian in English:

French Canadian

Syllabification: French Ca·na·di·an

noun

1A Canadian whose principal language is French.
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  • For example, if the coaching and management staff of certain teams hold negative views toward French Canadians, then French Canadians are likely to be underrepresented on those teams.
  • In this regard, Longley hypothesizes that the historical tensions between French Canadians and English Canadians may be at the root of the issue.
  • Women are urged to keep fertility rates high, to maintain the political weight of French Canadians in the Canadian federation.
2The form of French spoken in Canada.

adjective

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Relating to French-speaking Canadians or their language.
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  • We shot the picture in Montreal with a French-Canadian crew.
  • In the late '70s, French-Canadian teen singer René Simard tried to break into the English market with a variety show.
  • Jerry's wife, Maria, the daughter of a French-Canadian mother and a Filipino father, helps run the shop.

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