idiolect

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noun id·i·o·lect \ˈi-dē-ə-ˌlekt\

Definition of idiolect

  1. :  the language or speech pattern of one individual at a particular period of life

idiolectal

play \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈlek-təl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of idiolect

idio- + -lect (as in dialect)


First Known Use: 1948


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