What does the word Canaille mean?

Usage examples for Canaille

  1. " There is no knowing," he cried, " what that canaille is doing in France." – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. They are canaille- without breeding, without decency, without hearts. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. He was a fellow everybody hated; proud and supercilious to all, and treated his wife's relations- who were of far better blood than himself- as though they were canaille. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever