A restaurant menu written in French.
- The definition of French is someone or something associated with the country of France.
An example of French is food associated with France, such as escargots.
- French is the language spoken in France.
An example of French is the language spoken in Paris.
- French is defined as cutting food into thin strips or trimming all the meat and fat from the bone of a meat chop.
- An example of french is to cut green beans into very thin strips.
- An example of french is to trim off all the meat and fat from the rack of rib lamb chops before making it into circle for a crown rib roast.
- the Romance language spoken chiefly in France, French Canada, and certain parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Africa
- Brit. dry vermouth
Origin of FrenchMiddle English Frensh ; from Old English Frencisc ; from Franca, a Frank
- ⌂ to trim the meat from the end of the bone of (a lamb or veal chop)
- ⌂ to cut (string beans) into long, thin slices before cooking
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of France or its people or culture.
- Of or relating to the French language.
- The Romance language of France, parts of Switzerland and Belgium, and other countries formerly under French influence or control.
- (used with a pl. verb) The people of France.
- Informal Coarse or vulgar language: Pardon my French.
Origin of FrenchMiddle English, from Old English frencisc, Frankish, from Franca, Frank; see Frank.
transitive verbfrenched, french·ing, french·es
- To cut (green beans, for example) into thin strips before cooking.
- To trim fat or bone from (a chop, for example).
- or Frencha. Slang To give a French kiss to.b. Vulgar Slang To perform oral sex on.
Origin of frenchFrom French.
(third-person singular simple present frenches, present participle frenching, simple past and past participle frenched)
Middle English French, Frens(c)h from Old English frencisc (“of the Franks, Frankish, French”), from Franca (“a Frank”). Compare Old High German Franko (“a Frank”), akin to Old English franca (“javelin, spear”), from the use of such weapons by the Franks.
When used to refer collectively to people of France, the word French is preceded by the definite article or some other determiner.
(comparative more French, superlative most French)
(third-person singular simple present Frenches, present participle Frenching, simple past and past participle Frenched)