pidgin English

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of pidgin English

: an English-based pidgin especially : one originally used in parts of east Asia

First Known Use of pidgin English

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pidgin English

Chinese Pidgin English pidgin business

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The first known use of pidgin English was in 1836

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Dictionary Entries Near pidgin English

pidgin

pidgin English

pi-dog

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Cite this Entry

“Pidgin English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pidgin%20English. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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