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[french] /frɛntʃ/
noun
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,, -stuh n] /ˈdɛn tn ˈpɪŋk stoʊn,, -stən/ (Show IPA),
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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British Dictionary definitions for sir john denton pinkstone, first earl of ypres french

French1

/frɛntʃ/
noun
1.
the official language of France: also an official language of Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and certain other countries. It is the native language of approximately 70 million people; also used for diplomacy. Historically, French is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group See also Old French, Anglo-French
2.
(functioning as pl) the French, the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of France collectively
adjective
4.
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of France, the French, or their language related prefixes Franco- Gallo-
5.
(in Canada) of or relating to French Canadians
Derived Forms
Frenchness, noun
Word Origin
Old English Frencisc French, Frankish; see Frank

French2

/frɛntʃ/
noun
1.
Sir John Denton Pinkstone, 1st Earl of Ypres. 1852–1925, British field marshal in World War I: commanded the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium (1914–15); Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1918–21)
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Word Origin and History for sir john denton pinkstone, first earl of ypres french
French
O.E. frencisc "of the Franks" (see frank). Euphemistic meaning "bad language" (pardon my French) is from 1895. Used in many combination-words, often dealing with food or sex. French dressing first recorded 1900; French toast is from 1630s. French letter "condom" (c.1856), French (v.) "perform oral sex on" (c.1917) and French kiss (1923) all probably stem from the Anglo-Saxon equation of Gallic culture and sexual sophistication, a sense first recorded 1749 in French novel. To take French leave, "depart without telling the host," is 1771, from a social custom then prevalent. However, in France this is said to be called filer à l'anglaise, lit. "to take English leave."
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Slang definitions & phrases for sir john denton pinkstone, first earl of ypres french

French

noun

Cunnilingus or fellatio; the FRENCH WAYv: Then the perverse chap actually Frenched her! (1917+)

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pardon my french


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