Definition of creole
1 often capitalized : of or relating to Creoles or their language
2 often capitalized : relating to or being highly seasoned food typically prepared with rice, okra, tomatoes, and peppers <shrimp creole>
Definition of Creole
1 : a person of European descent born especially in the West Indies or Spanish America
2 : a white person descended from early French or Spanish settlers of the U.S. Gulf states and preserving their speech and culture
3 : a person of mixed French or Spanish and black descent speaking a dialect of French or Spanish
4a : a language evolved from pidginized French that is spoken by blacks in southern Louisianab : haitianc not capitalized : a language that has evolved from a pidgin but serves as the native language of a speech community
Examples of creole in a sentence
Some people in Louisiana speak Creole.
Origin and Etymology of creole
French créole, from Spanish criollo, from Portuguese crioulo white person born in the colonies
First Known Use: 1697
CREOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of creole for English Language Learners
: relating to people who are Creoles or to their language
Definition of Creole for English Language Learners
: a person who has African and French or Spanish ancestors; especially : such a person who lives in the West Indies
: a person whose ancestors were some of the first people from France or Spain to live in the southeastern U.S.
: a language that is based on French and that uses words from African languages
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