The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Swiss French

5 Words Listed


Swiss French Language Notes

Swiss French is an Indo-European language spoken in Switzerland.

Most of the Swiss French words are Alpine features.


WordMeaningNotes
chalet   Swiss mountain hut originally used by cowherds.
cretin deformed idiot of the valleys  
glacier ice Slowly moving river of ice.
moraine snout Debris carried by glacier.
serac tower of ice Originally the name of a compact white cheese.

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