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pied noir

[pee-ey nwahr, pyey; French pyey nwar] /piˌeɪ ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪ; French pyeɪ ˈnwar/
noun, plural pieds noirs
[pee-eyz nwahr, pyeyz; French pyey nwar] /piˌeɪz ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪz; French pyeɪ ˈnwar/ (Show IPA).
Often Disparaging.
1.
an Algerian-born French person.
2.
formerly, a person of French origin living in French-ruled Algeria.
Origin of pied noir
1960-1965
1960-65; < French: literally, black foot
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