Que·​be·​cois ˌkā-bə-ˈkwä How to pronounce Quebecois (audio)
variants or Québécois or Québecois
plural Quebecois ˌkā-bə-ˈkwä(z) How to pronounce Quebecois (audio)
or Québécois or Québecois
: a native or inhabitant of Quebec
specifically : a French-speaking native or inhabitant of Quebec
Quebecois adjective
or Québécois or Québecois

Word History


French québecois, québécois, from Québec Quebec

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Quebecois was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Quebecois.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Last Updated: - Definition revised
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