pied-noir

pied noir

[pee-ey nwahr, pyey; French pyey nwar]
noun, plural pieds noirs [pee-eyz nwahr, pyeyz; French pyey nwar] . Often Disparaging.
1.
an Algerian-born French person.
2.
formerly, a person of French origin living in French-ruled Algeria.
Also, pied-noir.


Origin:
1960–65; < French: literally, black foot

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