From French bordelais, with -l- added in French to break up the sequence of vowels, as in togolais / Togolese.



Bordelese (plural Bordelese)

  1. A person from Bordeaux.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Introduction to the Study of Old French Literature, Slatkine, page 214:
      This family included [] Hamion de Bordeaux and William de Blancafort. [] Defamatory remarks by the Bordelese lead to a single combat which is settled in favor of the Lorrains.
    • 1817, C. H. Gifford, History of the wars occasioned by the French Revolution from ... 1792 to ... 1816 ... with numerous embellishments, page 1289:
      Encouraged by his spirited assistance, the duchess redoubled her efforts to inspire the Bordelese with loyalty, [...]
    • 1827, Charles Angélique François Huchet comte de La Bédoyère, Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, page 787:
      [...] the Bordelese flattered themselves with being seconded by the troops of the line [...] affrighted Bordelese then requested a capitulation, [...]
    • 1830, The Cities and Principal Towns of the World, page 282:
      Lais, who was the first singer at the Parisian grand opera for several years, and since the restoration, was also a Bordelese.
    • 1885, Guizot (M., François), Madame de Witt (Henriette Elizabeth), The History of France from the Earliest Times to 1848, page 298
      Bordeaux and Bayonne held out for some weeks; but, on the 12th of June, a treaty concluded between Bordelese and Dunois secured to the three estates of the district the liberties and privileges which they had enjoyed under English supremacy [...]
    • 1993, The Californians:
      The diary entries [...] allow the patient researcher to uncover this extraordinary adventure of a Bordelese in a California in transition.


Bordelese (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Bordeaux.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Introduction to the Study of Old French Literature, Slatkine, page 214:
      However, the accidental killing of Begue by a Bordelese hunter causes another war.
    • 1887, Fortuné Du Boisgobey, Sensational Novels, page 135:
      The impressario had met with misfortunes as a singer in the now distant days of his youth. He could boast of having been hissed on every stage in France. A Bordelese accent, which he had never been able to get rid of, had greatly contributed to his failure, [...]
    • 1963, Hunt Botanical Library, Adanson:
      Linnaeus was also in correspondence with a Bordelese physician, Jean-Baptiste Aymen,