Definition of franglais in English:

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Pronunciation: /fräNGˈɡlā/
(also Franglaise /-ˈɡlāz/)


A form of French using many words and idioms borrowed from English.
Example sentences
  • Are the people who spoke and who continue to speak forms of joual and franglais, or English, not just such ambivalent travelers, existing between languages and identities, in the split temporality of the performative?
  • If the epigraph also arouses expectations that the book will play with the poetic, idiomatic and vulgar potential of dropped consonants and arty franglais, then readers are in for a treat.
  • In Cornwall at least, Franco-Ontarians call it franglais and consider it a common practice of switching codes without apprehension.


1960s: coined in French, from a blend of français 'French' and anglais 'English'.

Words that rhyme with franglais

cor anglais

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Syllabification: fran·glais

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