Definition of joual in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʒwal/
Pronunciation: /ʒuːˈɑːl/


[mass noun]
A non-standard form of popular Canadian French, influenced by English vocabulary and grammar.
Example sentences
  • One French Canadian ‘dialect,’ called joual, is synonymous with the lower classes, or at least with loose pronunciation.
  • Distinctive and varied, it has a broad form known as joual.
  • Or perhaps he's thinking of the French drawl called joual?


Canadian French dialect, from French cheval 'horse', apparently from the way cheval is pronounced in rural areas of Quebec.

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