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

Examples of Quebecois in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Durand leans into his French Canadian roots playing a Quebecois muscle man who’s more brawn than brains. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, 19 Apr. 2024 Neo-classical Quebecois artist Alexandra Streliski paid tribute to Karl Tremblay of Les Cowboys Fringants with an instrumental piano performance. Richard Trapunski, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 His parents traced their roots to Ireland but raised their children as loyal Quebecois, with Mr. Mulroney and his siblings slipping seamlessly between English and French. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 Renowned for its picturesque village that echoes the charm of Quebecois culture, the resort famously caters to family-friendly slopes but also has its share of challenging runs as well. Jonny Bierman, Travel + Leisure, 2 Jan. 2024 Sauvé is extremely soft-spoken, her slight Quebecois accent lilting over the crowd’s hush. Cameron Cook, Pitchfork, 7 Nov. 2023 The Quebecois series is based on Parent-Bédard’s own, poly-handicapped son, who plays himself. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Oct. 2023 Wallace’s Infinite Jest features an organization of Quebecois separatists called Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents—that is, the Wheelchair Assassins. Adam Kirsch, Harper's Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 After playing as a goalkeeper at Nassau Community College and Cornell, plus an international appearance for a US visit to Israel in 1973 and a stint with the Montreal Quebecois in the National Lacrosse League, Arena was recruited to play for the Tacoma Tides by former Tufts star Dan Wood. Frank Dell'apa,, 1 Aug. 2023

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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 18 May. 2024.

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