acrolect

noun
ac·​ro·​lect | \ ˈa-krə-ˌlekt How to pronounce acrolect (audio) \

Definition of acrolect

: the language variety of a speech community closest to the standard or prestige form of a language

First Known Use of acrolect

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrolect

acro- + -lect (in dialect)

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“Acrolect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrolect. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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