Walloon

noun
Wal·​loon | \ wä-ˈlün How to pronounce Walloon (audio) \

Definition of Walloon

1 : a member of a people of southern and southeastern Belgium and adjacent parts of France
2 : a French dialect of the Walloons

Other Words from Walloon

Walloon adjective

First Known Use of Walloon

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Walloon

Middle French Wallon, adjective & noun, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old High German Walah Celt, Roman, Old English Wealh Celt, Welshman — more at welsh

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“Walloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walloon. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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