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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

bidon (can, (slang) sham) +‎ ville (town), first attested in 1953.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bidonville m (plural bidonvilles)

  1. shantytown, slum

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bidonville (shantytown).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bi.dɔn.vil/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧don‧ville

NounEdit

bidonville f (invariable)

  1. shantytown, slum
    Synonym: baraccopoli