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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of frenchify.
  • adj. Having contracted a venereal disease.
  • adj. Having become more like the French.


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  • But Old French—used in Paris, and heard in the London court and in other “frenchified” quarters of England—would influence English as well.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In any event, when I acquired some rabbit at Wholey's, my thoughts turned to bistro type recipes for rabbit in a mustard sauce, and I went looking for a frenchified recipe, instead of some salt pork to drape over it, ala Ma Ingalls.

    "Preserved" Pears, Rabbit, and the Best Sauce

  • I do like those Golden Delicious for the frenchified ones, though.


  • Ms. Lo frenchified it and made it luxurious with a finer dough and foie gras, but eating one of these liquid-filled parcels requires the same strategy as it did in Chinatown.

    Playing With Our Food

  • *Obviously, a frenchified homage to Brando and his beloved Romanian wife, Alex.

    The Zetter Hotel

  • I do wonder whether "Old English" is a misnomer: surely the chage after the Conquest was so profound that it would be better to call the old tongue Anglo-Saxon, or something like that, and the new, simplified, part-frenchified tongue English, with a suitable adjective stuck on. GODLESS LINGUISTICS.

  • As I did not doubt that by this time the scandalous aspersions of Melinda were diffused all over the town, I resolved to collect my whole strength of assurance, to browbeat the efforts of her malice, and to publish her adventure with the frenchified barber by way of reprisal.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • By adding an e to the word sensual, the manufacturer not only gives a frenchified twist to the term but also enables the “lightly lined underwire” to be trademarked.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • At one Table sits Mr. Insipid foppling and fluttering, spinning his whirligig, or playing with his fingers as gaily and wittily as any frenchified coxcomb brandishes his Cane or rattles his snuff box.

    John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756

  • Perceiving this lack of sympathy, he had already judged them; they were, for him, "frenchified heads who cared for nothing but beer."

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day


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  • To have contracted a venereal disease.

    December 9, 2008