Words Borrowed from French
According to various sources approximately 80,000 words in the English language have their origin in the French language. Of course, it would be impossible to list that many words here, but I have tried to list many of most common words that have been borrowed from the French language.
Words Borrowed from French
canoe: A light, slender boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by addles.
resent: To feel indignantly aggrieved at.
chef: A cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.
envelope: A flat, folded paper container, especially for a letter.
coward: One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain.
pumpkin: a fruit widely associated with Halloween
identity: The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity, individuality
plaque: A film of mucus and bacteria on a tooth surface
category: A specifically defined division in a system of classification, a class.
resume' : A brief account of one's professional or work experience and qualifications
trophy: A prize or memento, such as a cu or plaque, received as a symbol of victory
satellite: An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body.
statue: A likeness sculpted, modeled, carved, or cast in material such as stone, clay or bronze.
massacre: The act of killing a large number of human beings indiscriminately and cruelly
stethoscope: tool used by a doctor to hear a heartbeat
turquoise: Color. A light to brilliant bluish green.
fortress: especially a large, permanent military strong hold that often includes a town.
aviation: The operation of aircraft.
rendezvous: A meeting at a rearranged time and lace
scandal: A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends moral sensibilities
chauffeur: One employed to drive a private automobile
pilot: One who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
retire: To withdraw from one's occupation, business, or office, stop working
citizen: A person entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation.
pessimism: A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view
platform: a stage for public speaking or a landing alongside railroad tracks
baton: A hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tis that is twirled by a drum majorette
republic: A political order in which elected officers represent the general public
debris: The scattered remains of something broken or destroyed
device: A contrivance or an invention serving a articular purpose
caffeine: a stimulant found in coffee
emotion: a feeling: happy, sad etc.
gravity: The force of attraction exerted by a celestial body upon objects at or near its surface
caramel: A smooth, chewy candy made with sugar, butter, cream or milk, and flavoring.
district: A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
banquet: A ceremonial dinner honoring a articular guest or occasion.
coupon: a ticket or advertisement, that entitles the bearer to certain benefits
lottery: Ware, such as vases, pots, bowls, or plates, shaped from moist clay and hardened by heat.
hotel: An establishment that provides lodging for travelers and other paying guests.
espionage: The act or practice of spying or of using spies to obtain secret information
grenade: A missile designed to be thrown by hand or deployed by a specially equipped launcher
blouse: A woman's or child's loosely fitting shirt that extends to the waist or slightly below
patriot: One who loves, supports, and defends one's country.