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Meaning of joual

jou•al

Pronunciation: (zh-al', -äl'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the nonstandard dialects of Canadian French, characterized by deviations from the standard phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary, and often containing many borrowings from English.
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