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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dialect of Canadian French characterized by nonstandard pronunciations and grammar, and the presence of English loanwords and syntactic patterns.

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  • noun Canada The dialect of working-class Quebecers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Canadian French dialectal, variant of French cheval; see chevalet.]

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