sociolinguistic

adjective
so·​cio·​lin·​guis·​tic | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce sociolinguistic (audio) , ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociolinguistic

1 : of or relating to the social aspects of language
2 : of or relating to sociolinguistics

First Known Use of sociolinguistic

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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