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pidgin

noun pid·gin \ˈpi-jən\

: a language that is formed from a mixture of several languages when speakers of different languages need to talk to each other

Full Definition of PIDGIN

:  a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages
pid·gin·i·za·tion \ˌpi-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
pid·gin·ize \ˈpi-jə-ˌnīz\ transitive verb

Origin of PIDGIN

pidgin English
First Known Use: 1876

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