French
Frenchness, n.
/french/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of France, its inhabitants, or their language, culture, etc.: French cooking.
n.
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. Abbr.: F
v.t.
4. (often l.c.) to prepare (food) according to a French method.
5. (often l.c.) to cut (snap beans) into slivers or thin strips before cooking.
6. (often l.c.) to trim the meat from the end of (a rib chop).
7. (often l.c.) to prepare (meat) for cooking by slicing it into strips and pounding.
8. Slang. to short-sheet (a bed).
9. (often l.c.) Slang (vulgar). to give oral stimulation of the penis or vulva.
[bef. 1150; ME Frensh, French, OE Frenc(i)sc. See FRANK, -ISH1]
/french/, n.
1. Alice ("Octave Thanet"), 1850-1934, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2. Daniel Chester, 1850-1931, U.S. sculptor.
3. Sir John Denton Pinkstone /den"tn pingk"stohn, -steuhn/, 1st Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925, English field marshal in World War I.
4. Marilyn, born 1929, U.S. novelist and nonfiction writer.

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(as used in expressions)
French Republic
East India Co. French
French Daniel Chester
French John Denton Pinkstone 1st earl of Ypres
Kemp Jack French
Sino French War
Sloan John French
French State
French Territory of the Afars and Issas
French Section of the Workers' International

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