professeur

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin professor

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

professeur m (plural professeurs)

  1. teacher
    Professeur de français, de mathématiques.
  2. professor
    Le conseil de faculté comprend les professeurs titulaires et a notamment pour fonction de présenter des candidats aux chaires vacantes.

Usage notesEdit

  • The nonstandard feminine form professeure is sometimes used for a female teacher, while the Académie française recommended standard construction (based on coiffeur, coiffeuse) professeuse is universally avoided. With apocope, la prof is quite frequent and avoids a debate around the tricky issue of French noun feminization which, to be complete, should also mention professoresse (based on docteur, doctoresse).

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 19:54