Examples of patois in a Sentence
the medical patois that the hospital staffers used among themselves was incomprehensible to me
Recent Examples of patois from the Web
J’Ouvert is patois [from French] for ‘the day opens,’ not the day is already open.
While his Jamaican patois can be a hurdle, stick with it.
The organization’s president, Richard Aborn, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, speaks more in the patois of Silicon Valley than in the jargon of policing.
That means that this province, called Limon, has much more English spoken – in a Jamaican patois – than the rest of the country.
Speaking with a mixture of Caribbean patois and Toronto slang, subtitles appear at the bottom of the screen, hilariously translating Drake’s speech to English.
Cooper excavates local details and lingers on the place’s patois.
Wilson’s poetic, furious patois of black working-class Pittsburgh, a gift to actors like Washington and .
In early stretches of the film, characters talk fast and sassy—they’re low-level Londoners (excuse me, Londiniumers) involved in a minor crime racket who speak in the quick patois of the boys of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch.
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Origin and Etymology of patois
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Definition of patois for English Language Learners
: a form of a language that is spoken only in a particular area and that is different from the main form of the same language
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