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plural -s
: the French language
no words to spell, no sums to do … and no parley-vooJ. R. Lowell
usually capitalized : frenchman
hardy British tars who had pity on a poor Parley-vooW. S. Gilbert


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intransitive verb

: talk
especially : to speak French or another language besides English
nice to stop and parley-voo a second Sinclair Lewis

Word History



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

Intransitive verb

French parlez-vous

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“Parley-voo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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