trade language

noun

Definition of trade language

: a restructured language (such as a lingua franca or pidgin) used especially in commercial communication

Examples of trade language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crowd had started out waving tricolors and Stars and Stripes, trading chants, trading languages. New York Times, "With an Abundance of Confidence, U.S. Gives an Advanced Class in Cool," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of trade language

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Trade language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade%20language. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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