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parley-voo

noun \ ¦pärlē¦vü \

Definition of parley-voo

plural -s
1 :the French language
  • no words to spell, no sums to do … and no parley-voo
  • —J. R. Lowell
2 usually capitalized : frenchman
  • hardy British tars who had pity on a poor Parley-voo
  • —W. S. Gilbert

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Origin and Etymology of parley-voo

French parlez-vous do you speak (in parlez-vous français? do you speak French?)


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parley-voo

intransitive verb \ " \

Definition of parley-voo

-ed/-ing/-s
:talk; especially :to speak French or another language besides English
  • nice to stop and parley-voo a second
  • —Sinclair Lewis

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Origin and Etymology of parley-voo

French parlez-vous


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