pidgin

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noun pid·gin \ˈpi-jən\

Definition of pidgin

  1. :  a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages

pidginization

play \ˌpi-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

pidginize

play \ˈpi-jə-ˌnīz\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of pidgin

pidgin English


First Known Use: 1876


PIDGIN Defined for English Language Learners

pidgin

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noun pid·gin \ˈpi-jən\

Definition of pidgin for English Language Learners

  • : a language that is formed from a mixture of several languages when speakers of different languages need to talk to each other


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