pied noir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French pied noir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpjɛdˈnwɑː/, /ˌpjeɪˈnwɑː/

Noun[edit]

pied noir (plural pieds noirs)

  1. Someone of French origin living in Algeria under French rule, especially one who was repatriated to France after independence. [from 1960s]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 47:
      Oran, the second city of Algeria, was even more European than Algiers; in fact, with 300,000 pied noir inhabitants to 150,000 Muslims, it was the only centre where they predominated.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pied-noir m (plural pieds noirs)

  1. pied noir

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