One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of Picardy.
- ‘I have many rememberances of a drunken Picard, trying to explain/defend the anomaly.’
- ‘Henri Matisse, a Picard who abandoned a career in law for art, made his impact at the Autumn Salon in Paris in 1905.’
2The dialect of French spoken in Picardy.
- ‘However, the same speaker reported that he could not understand his grandmother when she spoke Picard.’
- ‘Douai did not escape French cultural influence; the shift from Picard to Parisian French in the documentary record is a fairly obvious example, and the penetration of Roman law is another.’
- ‘Most of them spoke Picard, Norman or Orléanais as well as French.’
Relating to Picardy, its inhabitants, or their dialect.
- ‘I've carefully crafted a Picard ritual for you, my friend.’
- ‘The three of them are going at it in rapid-fire Picard accents, I can barely understand it so long as I don't attempt to actually speak.’
- ‘The curve of the Picard horn, described as pringle-like, would also explain why these background blobs are elliptical, rather than circular.’
- ‘Nevertheless in April he resumed talks with the League leaders over the installation of royal garrisons in the Picard towns.’
- ‘When Guise heard that Henry was moving troops into the suburbs of the capital, he demanded that the Picard garrisons be withdrawn immediately.’
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