joual

noun
jou·​al | \ zhü-ˈal How to pronounce joual (audio) , -ˈäl \

Definition of joual

: spoken Canadian French especially : the local forms of the spoken French of Quebec that differ the most from prescribed forms

First Known Use of joual

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for joual

Canadian French, rendering of a nonstandard pronoun of French cheval horse

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“Joual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joual. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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