Meaning of pied noir

pied noir

Pronunciation: (pē-ā" nwär', pyā" Fr. pyā nwar'), [key]
— pl. pieds noirs
  1. an Algerian-born French person.
  2. formerly, a person of French origin living in French-ruled Algeria.
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