poutine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Canadian French (Quebec French), ultimate origin unclear.

Noun[edit]

poutine (countable and uncountable, plural poutines)

  1. (Quebec) A dish consisting of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, eaten primarily in Canada
    Jean made an eight-hour trip across the border into Quebec just to satisfy his craving for poutine.
  2. (Quebec) Any of a number of variations on the basic poutine dish.
    In Italian poutine, gravy is replaced with spaghetti sauce.

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear, probably related to a number of European-French dialectal words, some later usages being influenced by the English word pudding. Story has it the modern dish name is from the “mess” meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pu.tin/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [pu.t͡sɪn]
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Noun[edit]

poutine f (plural poutines)

  1. (Quebec) poutine
  2. (Acadian) Any of several potato-based dishes.
  3. (Quebec, obsolete) Any of several pudding-like deserts.
  4. (Quebec, obsolete) A messy situation or complicated thing; a quagmire.
  5. (Quebec, obsolete) A fat woman

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