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or Que·be·cois  (kā′bĕ-kwä′)
Of or relating to Quebec and especially to its French-speaking inhabitants or their culture.
n. pl. Québécois or Quebecois
A native or inhabitant of Quebec, especially a French-speaking one.

[French, from Québec, Quebec.]


(French kebekwa)
n, pl -cois (-kwa)
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec, esp a French-speaking one


or Que•bec•ois or Qué•bec•ois

(ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ; Fr. keɪ bɛˈkwa)

n., pl. -béc•ois (-bɛˈkwɑ, -ˈkwɑz; Fr. -bɛˈkwa) adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Quebec, esp. one whose native language is French.
2. of or pertaining to Quebec or its inhabitants.
[1870–75; < French; see Quebec, -ese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quebecois - a native or inhabitant of Quebec (especially one who speaks French)
Canadian - a native or inhabitant of Canada
Adj.1.Quebecois - of or relating to Quebec (especially to the French speaking inhabitants or their culture)
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Comparable to findings in the prior study (Egan and Taggart 2004b), Maine resident and Quebecois loggers who work in the study region were found to be significantly different in their average educational level, logging experience, weeks worked per year, hours worked per week, and distance traveled to work (Table 1).
In recent elections, support for the Bloc Quebecois has declined, and this year it was the second smallest party in the Canadian House of Commons.
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Le monde du livre et de l'imprimerie quebecois possede une forte infrastructure industrielle.
Lauteur offre un tour d'horizon impressionnant des facteurs qui ont agi sur le syndicalisme canadien et quebecois depuis la fin du [XIX.
From the rollicking Quebecois rhythm and blues of La Bottine Souriante to the virtuosic neotraditionalism of Le Vent du Nord and Matapat, the world is being offered more and more opportunities to fall in love with the charmingly crooked rhythms, heartrendingly bittersweet melodies and lusty call-and-response songs of this region.
Mixing songs from the traditional repertoire together with their own compositions, this multi award-winning Quebecois band have been captivating audiences around the world.
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The Liberals and New Democrats signed a formal deal splitting cabinet posts between them while the third party - the Bloc Quebecois - is promising to back the government for 18 months.
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