[fren-chuh-fahy] /ˈfrɛn tʃəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), Frenchified, Frenchifying. (often lowercase)
to make (something or someone) resemble the , as in manners, customs, or dress:
to Frenchify the spelling of one’s name.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(informal) to make or become French in appearance, behaviour, etc
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.
noun 1. the five small former French territories in India, including Chandernagor, Karikal, Pondicherry, and Yanaon on the E coast, and Mahé on the W coast. noun 1. a former French overseas territory in India, including Chandernagore and Pondicherry (now Puducherry): restored to India between 1949 and 1954
noun 1. an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation including Cochin-China, the protectorates of Annam, Cambodia, Tonkin, and Laos, and the leased territory of Kwangchowan: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Capital: Hanoi. noun 1. the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held […]
[french] /frɛntʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of France, its inhabitants, or their language, culture, etc.: French cooking. noun 2. the people of France and their direct descendants. 3. a Romance language spoken in France, parts of Belgium and Switzerland, and in areas colonized after 1500 by France. Abbreviation: F. verb (used with […]
modifier : He continued to smoke in this ”French inhale” style noun The trick of exhaling smoke by mouth and immediately reinhaling it by nose (1940s+)