Fran·​co-Amer·​i·​can ˌfraŋ-kō-ə-ˈmer-ə-kən How to pronounce Franco-American (audio)
: an American of French or especially French-Canadian descent
Franco-American adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Franco-American was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Franco-American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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