idiolect


id·i·o·lect

noun \ˈi-dē-ə-ˌlekt\

Definition of IDIOLECT

:  the language or speech pattern of one individual at a particular period of life
id·io·lec·tal \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈlek-təl\ adjective

Origin of IDIOLECT

idio- + -lect (as in dialect)
First Known Use: 1948

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