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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • schleu, schleuh (Germanized variant forms, used when the word means "German")

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic تشلحيت. Among the French military in Africa it came to mean "one who couldn't speak French" and was then applied to the Germans during the Second World War.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chleuh m (plural chleuhs, feminine chleuhe)

  1. (uncountable) Tashelhit; one of the Berber languages
  2. (countable, pejorative, ethnic slur) a German [1940s]

SynonymsEdit

  • (German, pejorative): boche

AdjectiveEdit

chleuh (feminine singular chleuhe, masculine plural chleuhs, feminine plural chleuhes)

  1. Tashelhit
  2. (pejorative) German

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