Canaille definition

kə-nī, -nāl
The common people; the masses.
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The mob; rabble.
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The lowest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
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(Canada) Shorts or inferior flour.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canaille
Plural:
canailles

Origin of canaille

  • French from Italian canaglia pack of dogs, rabble from cane dog from Latin canis kwon- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary