[french-pol-ish] /ˈfrɛntʃˈpɒl ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to finish or treat (a piece of furniture) with French polish.
a furniture finish, consisting of shellac dissolved in spirits.
to treat with French polish or give a French polish (to)
a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
the gloss finish produced by repeated applications of this polish
noun 1. a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Capital: Papeete. noun 1. a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, […]
- French postcard
noun phrase A pornographic photograph, such as was fancied to be sold by furtive characters pulling at one’s sleeve in the streets of Paris [1920s+; found by 1849 in the form French print]
noun, Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. 1. .
adjective 1. noting, pertaining to, or resembling a style of furnishings and decoration originating in the provinces of France in the 18th century, derived from but less ornate than styles then current in Paris and featuring simply carved wood furniture, often with decorative curved moldings.