chleuh

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • schleu, schleuh (Germanized variant forms, used when the word means "German")

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic تشلحيت. Among the French military in Africa it came to mean "one who couldn't speak French" and was then applied to the Germans during the Second World War.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chleuh m (plural chleuhs, feminine chleuhe)

  1. (uncountable) Tashelhit; one of the Berber languages
  2. (countable, pejorative, ethnic slur) a German [1940s]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (German, pejorative): boche

Adjective[edit]

chleuh (feminine singular chleuhe, masculine plural chleuhs, feminine plural chleuhes)

  1. Tashelhit
  2. (pejorative) German

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