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Québecois

[key-be-kwah; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/
noun, plural Québecois
[key-be-kwah, -kwahz; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ, -ˈkwɑz; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/ (Show IPA)
1.
2.
a person, especially a member of the Parti Québecois, who supports the separation and independence of the province of Quebec from the rest of Canada.
3.
the variety of French spoken in the province of Quebec.
adjective
4.
relating to or characteristic of Quebec, its inhabitants, or the variety of French spoken there.
Also, Quebecois.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French; see Quebec, -ese
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Québécois

/French kebɛkwa/
noun (pl) -cois (-kwa)
1.
a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec, esp a French-speaking one
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