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patois

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  1. the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field <the medical patois that the hospital staffers used among themselves was incomprehensible to me> Synonyms argot, cant, dialect, jargon, jive, language, lingo, terminology, patter, shop, shoptalk, slang, vocabularyRelated Words colloquial, colloquialism, idiom, localism, parlance, pidgin, provincialism, regionalism, speech, vernacular, vernacularism; slanguage; bureaucratese, computerese, cyberspeak, educationese, governmentese, journalese, technobabble


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