pidgin English


pidgin English

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of PIDGIN ENGLISH

:  an English-based pidgin; especially :  one originally used in parts of east Asia

Origin of PIDGIN ENGLISH

Chinese Pidgin English pidgin business
First Known Use: 1859

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