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Learned borrowing from Latin professor.


  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.fɛ.sœʁ/, /pʁɔ.fe.sœʁ/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [pχɔfɛsɑœ̯ɹ]


professeur m (plural professeurs, feminine professeure or professeuse)

  1. teacher
    Professeur de français, professeur de mathématiques.
    French teacher, Maths teacher.
  2. professor
    Le conseil de faculté comprend les professeurs titulaires et a notamment pour fonction de présenter des candidats aux chaires vacantes.
    The faculty council comprises tenured professors and has the particular function of presenting candidates for vacant chairs.

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  • The word is often used for a female teacher as well, retaining masculine agreement or in such forms of address as Madame le Professeur (with feminine agreement). With apocope, la prof is quite frequent.

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