name for any of various dialects of Canadian French: orig., and still sometimes, a derogatory term, used esp. for those dialects that diverge most widely from standard speech
Origin of joualFrench from a dialect, dialectal pronunciation of cheval, horse
A dialect of Canadian French characterized by nonstandard pronunciations and grammar, and the presence of English loanwords and syntactic patterns.
Origin of joualCanadian French dialectal variant of French cheval ; see chevalet .