Recent Examples of parlance from the Web
Airlines often cite an equipment change—industry parlance for swapping out the aircraft—as the reason for a seat change.
In rom-com parlance, of course, that means the pair are destined for puppy love.
To cultivate editors who write in the local parlances of developing nations, the Wikimedia Foundation is updating its language interfaces.
The point is that Refrigerator had all the fur removed from his rear end (or, in medical parlance, his ``bazooty'').
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Origin and Etymology of parlance
Middle French, from Old French, from parler
First Known Use: 15th century
PARLANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parlance for English Language Learners
: language used by a particular group of people
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