Definition of Quebecois in English:


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Pronunciation: /keɪbɛˈkwɑː
(also Québécois)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Quebec, typically one who is French Canadian: a 57-year-old Quebecois with a bristling grey moustache and penetrating eyes the company now employs some 30 Maine residents and 20 Quebecois
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    • A draconian law to quell demonstrations has only galvanised public support for young Quebecois protesting tuition fee hikes.
    • Most of the Quebecois who visit VT are not from Montreal.
    • They aren't the only Quebecois currently embroiled in a social media melee.
  • 2 [mass noun] The form of French spoken in Quebec: I speak Parisian French, rather than Quebecois
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    • I speak Québécois with my parents.
    • I can say without a doubt that I love learning to speak Quebecois!
    • We had dinner at the truckstop and listened to the French-Canadian truckers all speaking Quebecois and then came home to a full moon lighting up the whole yard.


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  • Relating to Quebec or the form of French spoken there: Quebecois folk songs the Quebecois accent
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    • This Quebecois drama represented Canada in the running for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
    • It's a fun little album in which even the liner note lyrics are written up in the Québécois vernacular.
    • We decided to bring the ball back to our court and work strictly with Québécois musicians.


mid 19th century: from French québécois.

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