Frenchify



[fren-chuh-fahy] /ˈfrɛn tʃəˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), Frenchified, Frenchifying. (often lowercase)
1.
to make (something or someone) resemble the , as in manners, customs, or dress:
to Frenchify the spelling of one’s name.
/ˈfrɛntʃɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(informal) to make or become French in appearance, behaviour, etc
v.

1590s, from French + -ify. Usually contemptuous (e.g. Richardson in his introduction to “Pamela,” beseeching the editor not to “Frenchify our English solidity into froth and whip-syllabub”). Related: Frenchified; Frenchifying.

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