acrolect

noun

ac·​ro·​lect ˈa-krə-ˌlekt How to pronounce acrolect (audio)
: the language variety of a speech community closest to the standard or prestige form of a language

Word History

Etymology

acro- + -lect (in dialect)

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrolect was in 1964

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“Acrolect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrolect. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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