from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who speaks a foreign language, especially French
- v. To speak a foreign language, especially French.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak French.
- n. The conventional school study and use of the French language.
` ` Well, it's been nice to stop and parleyvoo a second.
Well, its been nice to stop and parleyvoo a second.
"She kem at once," said Tagg, "an 'they began to parleyvoo as quick as you like --"
I can't parleyvoo with him, but he's an honest rogue for a Frenchman, and 'twas he brought off my young
Mr. Pinchin could understand French, though he spoke it but indifferently; but he, being fairly Primed, and in one of his Obstinate Moods, musters up his best parleyvoo, and tells the Ancient with the Golden Key (and I saw that he had another one hung round his neck by a parcel chain, and conjectured him to be a High Chamberlain at least) to go to the Devil.
Telemaque, every morning, and he kept six French masters to teach him to parleyvoo.
“Well, it’s been nice to stop and parleyvoo a second.
“You won’t blow the gab? — that’s why you couldn’t have your parleyvoo this morning.
"Well, it's been nice to stop and parleyvoo a second.