a combining form representing French, or France:
indicating France or French: Franco-Prussian
word-forming element meaning “French,” from Medieval Latin comb. form of Franci “the Franks,” hence, by extension, “the French” (see Frank). Used in forming English compound words from early 18c.
[frang-koh-uh-mer-i-kuh n] /ˈfræŋ koʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kən/ noun 1. an American of French or French-Canadian descent. adjective 2. of or relating to both France and America.
- Franco-Belgian system
[frang-koh-bel-juh n] /ˈfræŋ koʊˈbɛl dʒən/ noun 1. .
- Francois guise
[geez] /giz/ noun 1. François de Lorraine [frahn-swa duh law-ren] /frɑ̃ˈswa də lɔˈrɛn/ (Show IPA), 2nd Duc de, 1519–63, French general and statesman. 2. his son, Henri I de Lorraine [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA), Duc de, 1550–88, French general and leader of opposition to the Huguenots. /ɡaɪz/ noun 1. semblance or pretence: under the guise […]
- Francois rude
[ryd] /rüd/ noun 1. François [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1784–1855, French sculptor. /ruːd/ adjective 1. insulting or uncivil; discourteous; impolite: he was rude about her hairstyle 2. lacking refinement; coarse or uncouth 3. vulgar or obscene: a rude joke 4. unexpected and unpleasant: a rude awakening to the facts of economic life 5. roughly or […]