Word of the Week…en Français
frette /frèt’/ or /fʁɛt/ adjective
Cold. Ordinarily, very cold – frigid to the point of being almost unbearable. “Il fait frette!” – “It is very cold!” A popular term and an alternative form of ‘froid’ [fʁwa]. It is an old pronunciation, from Old French, and preserved in Quebec and Acadian French and in the Francoprovençal patois. Sources: Wikionary, Wikibec, and lo Gnalei.