Wal·​loon wä-ˈlün How to pronounce Walloon (audio)
: a member of a people of southern and southeastern Belgium and adjacent parts of France
: a French dialect of the Walloons
Walloon adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Walloon was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Walloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walloon. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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