Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being or seeming characteristically French.

Etymologies

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Frenchy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Also, a Colbert/Warner (pronounced war-nier to maintain the Frenchiness) ticket would be wonderfully ironic — a pair of liberal, sarcastic white males that look and dress like Republicans.

    A Colbert/Warner Ticket - TheCharlieWarnerReport

  • The Frenchiness of his language apprised the spectators that they were on the wrong scent, and they demanded to know where Lieutenant Smith was.

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • Frenchiness, which was evidently a symbol, and no more intended for a pretense of reality than the honestly false brown front that surmounted her competent, kindly Celtic face.

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • French you are, with a Frenchiness beyond dispute.

    Chapter 2

  • "_Mais certainement, avec_ pleasure!" with such vivacity and Frenchiness of manner that she was forced into unwilling admiration.

    About Peggy Saville

  • The solemn, silent, almost heavy manner of the one so commingled with the gesticulating Frenchiness and vivacity of the other, that one unfamiliar with native Canadian life would find it difficult to determine her nationality.

    The Moccasin Maker

  • Pixie waved her hands with the Frenchiness of gesture which was the outcome of an education abroad, and which made an amusing contrast with an Irish accent, unusually pronounced.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • Frenchiness of it, or the tumble-down, picturesque old creole quarter, or the roses; I didn't suppose there were in the world so many roses; the town was just wreathed and smothered with them.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Now look at the impudence of the thing; at the Frenchiness of it!

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844 Volume 23, Number 5

  • I'm still crazy for Japanese woodblock prints and it's been going on for a while, so maybe I do have a soupcon of Frenchiness in moi?

    paris breakfasts

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