creolize

verb
cre·​ol·​ize | \ ˈkrē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce creolize (audio) , ˈkrē-ˌō- \
creolized; creolizing

Definition of creolize

transitive verb

: to cause (a pidginized language) to become a creole in a speech community

Other Words from creolize

creolization \ ˌkrē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce creolization (audio) , ˌkrē-​(ˌ)ō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of creolize

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Creolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creolize. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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