Definition of Parisian in English:


Syllabification: Pa·ri·sian
Pronunciation: /pəˈriZHən, -ˈrē-, -ˈrizē-


  • Of or relating to Paris.
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    • The Post Office had organised a street party, the weather was fine and, for an hour or two, village street was more like a Parisian boulevard with wine and cheese and accordion music.
    • There's only so much you can do to make any part of Hackney look like a Parisian boulevard, especially just after you've got up.
    • The houses are built stoutly of granite and the mile-long main street is as broad as a Parisian boulevard.


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  • A native or inhabitant of Paris.
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    • How would you like to sweep through the centre of Paris with a police motorbike escort stopping the traffic, and the oh-so-cool Parisians lining the pavements to cheer your passing?
    • With Parisians, the less conspicuous you are, the better.
    • More than 100 years after Londoners got the Tube and Parisians a Metro, Dubliners are set to get their own underground public transport system.


late Middle English: from French parisien.

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