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Definition of "joual" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joual" in a sentence
  • "Ti Jean spoke a local dialect of French called joual before he learned English."
  • "Tremblay, of course, is the most Québécois of Québécois playwrights, the man who first introduced the Quebec slang joual to the stage - despite the disdain of some critics - with the first production of his"
  • "When the French come to snub us, to confuse them, we switch to “joual” or “franglais”."