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Chinook jargon

Chinook jargon

noun, often capitalized J

Definition of CHINOOK JARGON

:  a pidgin language based on Chinook and other Indian languages, French, and English and formerly used as a lingua franca in the northwestern United States and on the Pacific coast of Canada and Alaska

First Known Use of CHINOOK JARGON

1840

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