Wiktionary:Requested entries (French)
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- angelin (“pertaining to Los Angeles”) — See fr:angelin.
- angelines, as in: 
- Anglo-Normand, with capitals. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:40, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
- bitch, direct loan from the English to mean a derogatory term for a woman. Not sure about attestability, hence putting it here. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:11, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
- bonne vivante -- lively?
- See bon vivant. I'm not sure that use of feminine is perfectly correct. --Elkaar 12:20, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
- Dialectal (patois). Means belly. French is difficult enough, so forget it ;-) --Elkaar 17:48, 30 March 2009 (UTC
- carne (“corner; projecting angle; quill of a pen”)
- CES (needs French) Acronym of Collège d'Enseignement Secondaire (secondary education school). --Elkaar 09:20, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
- centre aéré: after school program or recreational program for children--达伟 22:11, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
- centrique (“centric”) ≟ central
- communer -- to transit in public transportations ?? --
- coupe: ice-cream dessert? e.g. coupe noire = vanilla with dark choc sauce
- corme. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:45, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
- crémade: a kind of paste or sauce, e.g. crémade d'olive can be bought in Provence (creamy sauce with mushrooms and vegetables, rather like the sauce used in a blanquet de veau SemperBlotto 16:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC))
- cri de cœur, I removed it from cri de coeur but since I don't know the word I don't want to risk creating it in error. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:49, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
- dans cette galère
- dubieux — doubtful for
- échaugette: Webster 1913 has an English entry, "A small chamber or place of protection for a sentinel, usually in the form of a projecting turret, or the like".
- être de Birmingham - said to mean "to be boring" —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:40, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
- être sous la férule de sa femme —This comment was unsigned. Literally to be under one's wife's ferule, so perhaps pussywhipped. Equinox ◑ 21:38, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
- empliable: might be fillable? see emplir
- fafa - to mean what? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:56, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
- faire les cent pas: to take a short walk?
- fait de société
- fordiste / fordisme -- Fordist / Fordism
- fouettard —This comment was unsigned. Something like whipper, beater, spanker, mostly commonly seen in Le Père Fouettard (a Santa-like figure said to beat naughty children at Christmas). Not sure how much of a "dictionary word" it is. Equinox ◑ 22:01, 5 March 2009 (UTC) (we welcome all words, don't we? Lmaltier 21:35, 1 July 2009 (UTC))
- fourloureur: obsolete word for assassin?
- garcon, used humorously as gars + con (boy fuckwit, something like that). Is it attestable per CFI? Mglovesfun (talk) 09:06, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
- gaspard, the sense at fr:gaspard, also in the song 'Baby Baby Baby' is has the line 'la main gaspard sur ma cuisse'. Look up the video on YouTube, especially if you're a straight man. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
- gros sabots / ses gros sabots / avec ses gros sabots / …
- heptaméride, eptaméride — whence the English heptamerede
- hoyau, little hoe (if you see what I mean). Mglovesfun (talk) 13:50, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
- hydrargyre (“mercury”, “quicksilver”) — See fr:hydrargyre. From the Latin hydrargyrum; whence the γ forms (hydrargire, hydrargirie, and hydrargyre) of the English hydrargyrum. The link is blue because the page already has English and Latin entries.
- ichthyphage < Ancient Greek ἰχθυφάγος (ikhthuphagos), by-form of ἰχθυοφάγος (ikhthuophagos, “fish-eating”; and substantivised as a plurale tantum proper noun: “the Fish-eaters”, “the Ichthyophagi”)
- ingénieur-conseil-not SOP? see FIDIC and w:FIDIC50 Xylophone Players talk 16:13, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
- majestatif (1628) < Late Latin māiestātīvus (“based on royal prerogative”, “majestic”, “regal”)
- Manouche - a French term for Gypsies
- mêmes causes, mêmes effets (not sure meets CFI)
- mésopotamique (“Mesopotamic”, “of or relating to Mesopotamia”)
- messer - old form of monsieur, m'sieur? Maybe siree or master or m'lord in English --Rising Sun talk? contributions 12:22, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
- Minitel - glorious but second-best to Internet. see w:Minitel
- modulable from Canadian eyeliner: "Trait modulable et intense". Not in fr.wikt either.
- molafabophile - protologism? - collector of coffee mills
- Moldu -- Muggle, common noun but always capitalised
- that looks suspiciously like a variant of néflier, the medlar, but even if it is it might be a species considered similar rather than Mespilus germanica itself. Chuck Entz 03:49, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
- nom d'un chien Lmaltier 06:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
- nostalgie de la boue (“desire for degradation”) — literally, “longing to be back in the mud”
- nouvelet: might be a mediaeval word
- There's a French carol from the 15th century titled "Noël nouvelet" Chuck Entz 03:40, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
- s'occuper de to be concerned with
- Some linguists say it is an Old French var. of "Pierre" (Peter).
- pince: many definitions missing, claw, pliers etc
- -ple, for etymology of triple, quadruple, quintuple, etc. and tuple
- pneumaturie (“pneumaturia”)
- porter la culotte -- to wear the pants?
- poudre à pâte, seems to mean baking powder: word-to-word translation of baking powder, we say levure. --Diligent 12:52, 13 July 2010 (UTC) ← I don't know who your "we" are, but gets lots of hits, which is what we (enwikt) rely on.—msh210℠ (talk) 15:30, 13 July 2010 (UTC) Actually, it's Canadian. Lmaltier 06:09, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
- poussinet, poussinon: little chicks, chick-a-biddies, chickadees?
- proclive, you'd have thought it was the same as the Italian and the Spanish, but fr:proclive says "advancing; going forwards", Mglovesfun (talk) 09:33, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
- Proulx — a surname, as in Annie Proulx, who "was born…to parents of English and French-Canadian ancestry." [my italics]
- purer, we have the conjugated forms like pureraient and there's fr:purer, but I don't think any other dictionary has it., The French criteria for inclusion are different to ours, so either we cite it or we delete the inflected forms as nonexistent entries. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:08, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
- ramingue: restive? (of horse)
- en rodage
- en rebours
- rectocclusion = “occlusion centrique” — See Citations:rectocclusion.
- remue-ménage, un remue-ménage - commotion
- rocou, roucou, †rocourt, †oroucou — From the Tupi uru'ku.
- Saugeais: tongue-in-cheek micronation in E.France; Republic of Saugeais
- scombre (may also need English, Scots)
- la senef (needs French, seen in a BD...historical)
- se mettre sur son trente et un -- be well dressed -- -- suit up --
- sorbe. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:45, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
- de sorte de so that, such that
- Tabernac French-Canadian curse, literally tabernacle?
- thé des bois - wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), based on Canadian confectionery packaging
- Tonkin - the French entry, to avoid confusion with English surname
- toparchie — From the Latin toparchia; see toparchy.
- toparque — See toparch.
- top modèle, SOP? I doubt it, meaning a very attractive person. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:56, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
- toujours perdrix: "partridge every day" = too much of a good thing?
- transpressionisme (not in Collins unabridged 7) Possibly related to Spanish transpresionismo?
- travail missing Etymology 2. See travois, travoy, and, most importantly, 
- vide-couille - (vulgar) someone or something use to ejaculate. —This comment was unsigned. Literally something into which the bollocks are emptied: cum dumpster. Equinox ◑ 18:43, 24 February 2009 (UTC)