Definitions

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  • proper n. Paris, the capital city of France.

Etymologies

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Deliberate misspelling of French Paris.

Examples

  • Otherwise we're off to saying "Paree" and all that.

    languagehat.com: QUIPU.

  • If the farmer's wife wore linsey-woolsey and went barefoot to save her shoes, her neighbor did not import $5,000 gowns from "Paree" and put jeweled collars on her pet cur.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • The orders came directing the escadrille to Luxeuil and bidding farewell to gay "Paree" the men boarded the Belfort train with bag and baggage -- and the lion.

    Flying for France. With the American Escadrille at Verdun

  • The Major put on his most fascinating air, and revived recollections of an old visit to "Paree," and Pat and Miles stared unblinkingly at every morsel she put between her lips.

    Pixie O'Shaughnessy

  • I suppose some would, but as Paul Battley says, "I don't call Paris 'Paree' unless I'm speaking French."

    A View from Middle England by Arden Forester

  • Curiously, some foreign cities had long ago acquired an established English pronunciation while others had not: we know about "Paree," but the pronunciation in English is PARIS; but we say LEE-AWN for Lyons: one doesn't hear "lions"; and we say NEES for Nice, not "nice."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

  • Jolson emerged as a star in the 1911 musical La Belle Paree, in which he appeared as Erastus Sparkle, “a colored aristocrat from San Juan Hill, cutting a wide swath in Paris.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Hope you find that little restaurant in downtown Paree where the steak is almost twitching and the sauce says "heaven can wait".

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  • The Dawg is not the only person hereabouts who's seen Paree.

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  • The Dawg is not the only person hereabouts who's seen Paree. bournemouth

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