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parleyvoo

/ˌpɑːlɪˈvuː/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to speak French
noun
2.
the French language
3.
a Frenchman
Word Origin
C20: jocular respelling of parlez-vous (français)? do you speak (French)?
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Word Origin and History for parleyvoo
parleyvoo
colloquial for "the French language," 1754, from Fr. parlez-vous (français?) "do you speak (French?)."
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