bidonville

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bidon (can, (slang) sham) +‎ ville (town), composed in the 20th century (firstly attested in 1953).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bidonville m (plural bidonvilles)

  1. shantytown, slum

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bidonville (shantytown), bidon +‎ ville.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bi.dɔn.vil/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧don‧ville

Noun[edit]

bidonville f (invariable)

  1. shantytown, slum

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