Vocabulary Spotlight | Canadian Slang

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Jack tests Xochitl on her knowledge of Canadian slang.

Canadian Slang Terms:

Toque – A knitted winter hat, often with a pom-pom on top.

Double-double – In the context of coffee from Tim Hortons, it means two creams and two sugars.

Mickey – A small bottle of alcohol, typically 375 ml.

Loonie and Toonie – The Canadian one-dollar coin and two-dollar coin, respectively.

Keener – Someone who is overly eager or enthusiastic.

Poutine – A dish originating from Quebec consisting of fries, cheese curds, and gravy.

Hoser – An affectionate term for a foolish or inept person, made famous by the comedy sketch “Great White North” on SCTV.

Chesterfield – a term that used to be more commonly used in Canada to refer to a sofa or couch

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