canaille definition

  • noun:
    • The public of those; the proletariat.
    • Rabble; riffraff.
    • The lowest class of individuals; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • Shorts or inferior flour.
    • The lowest class of men and women; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • short pants or substandard flour.
    • the cheapest requests of the people collectively; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • initially, a mixture of the coarser particles of flour and good bran or shorts for feed; today sporadically used for the level referred to as “fine feed” or “finished middlings.” Also spelled canail, channel, and canell.
    • A pack (by hounds): as, the complete canaille of miscreants; a canaille (or canaglia) of poltroons.
    • The public of the people; the proletariat.
    • Rabble; riffraff.
    • the cheapest course of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • short pants or inferior flour.
    • the cheapest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • Shorts or substandard flour.
    • the cheapest purchases of those collectively; the rabble; the vulgar.
    • initially, an assortment of the coarser particles of flour and good bran or short pants for feed; now occasionally used for the grade referred to as “fine feed” or “finished middlings.” Also spelled canail, canal, and canell.
    • A pack (by hounds): as, the complete canaille of miscreants; a canaille (or canaglia) of poltroons.

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