tusent

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tusent

  1. (Quebec, slang, nonstandard) third-person plural present subjunctive of tuer
    • 1926 (1980 edition), Paul Coutlée, "Les quatre charretiers de l'apoplexie", in L. Mailhot & D.-M. Montpetit, Monologues québécois, pp. 132:
      [] on woit les coups d'canons qui tusent les saldats. — you see the canon shots that kill soldiers.
    • 1957 (published 1971), Anonymous, "La Princesse aux Mains Coupées", in H. Bernier, La fille aux mains coupées, p. 40:
      C'est bin vrai. Tuons l'chien. // Pognent l'chien pis ils l'tusent. — That's true. Lets kill the dog. // They grab the dog and kill it.
    • 1967 (transcript published 1968), Pierre Perrault (director), Le Règne du Jour (documentary):
      Autant qu'possible, tous les cultivateurs, i tusent deux, trois cochons... quatre cochons par année. — As much as possible, all the farmers, they kill two, three... fous pigs a year
    • 1973, Michel Trembley, C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux, p. 43:
      Ah, oui, c'est la vue ousque Suzanne Signoret pis son chum tusent son mari, []Oh, right, that's the movie that Suzanne Signoret and her boyfriend kill her husband