parleyvoo colloquial for "the French language," 1754, from Fr. parlez-vous (français?) "do you speak (French?)"

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  • parleyvoo — parleyvooˈ noun (Fr parlez vous? do you speak?; slang) 1. French 2. A Frenchman intransitive verb To speak French • • • Main Entry: ↑parley …   Useful english dictionary

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  • parlez vous — verb To speak a foreign language, particularly French. Now your ghosts have gone away Now you, “parlez vous francais” Syn: parleyvoo …   Wiktionary

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