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pidg·in

 (pĭj′ən)
n.
A simplified form of speech that is usually a mixture of two or more languages, has a rudimentary grammar and vocabulary, is used for communication between groups speaking different languages, and is not spoken as a first or native language. Also called contact language.


pidg′in·i·za′tion n.
pidg′in·ize′ v.

pidgin

(ˈpɪdʒɪn)
n
(Linguistics) a language made up of elements of two or more other languages and used for contacts, esp trading contacts, between the speakers of other languages. Unlike creoles, pidgins do not constitute the mother tongue of any speech community
[C19: perhaps from Chinese pronunciation of English business]

pidg•in

(ˈpɪdʒ ən)

n.
1. an auxiliary language that has developed from the need of speakers of two different languages to communicate and is primarily a simplified form of one of the languages, with a reduced vocabulary and grammatical structure.
2. (loosely) any simplified form of a language, esp. when used for communication between speakers of different languages.
[1875–80; extracted from pidgin English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pidgin - an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Chinook Jargon, Oregon Jargon - a pidgin incorporating Chinook and French and English words; formerly used as a lingua franca in northwestern North America
Translations
لُغَةٌ خَليطَه
pidžin
pidgin
PidginPidginsprachePidgin-Sprache
keverék angolnyelv
blendingsmál
maišyta
pidžinvaloda, jaukta sarunvaloda
miešaná angličtina
karma/melez dil

pidgin

[ˈpɪdʒɪn] N (also pidgin English) (formerly) lengua franca (inglés-chino) comercial del Lejano Oriente
he used his pidgin French to chat up the girlsrecurrió a su francés macarrónico para ligar con las chicas

pidgin

[ˈpɪdʒɪn]
adj
(= mixed language) pidgin language → créole m
(= broken) → de cuisine
to communicate in pidgin French → communiquer en français de cuisine
n (= pidgin English) → pidgin m pidgin Englishpidgin English npidgin m

pidgin

nMischsprache f

pidgin

(ˈpidʒən) noun
any of a number of languages which consist of a mixture of English, French, Portuguese etc and some non-European (especially African) language. Beach-la-mar is a pidgin spoken in parts of the southern Pacific Ocean; (also adjective) pidgin English.
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Older Lebanese complain that Arabic has been contaminated by English expressions, resulting at worst in a pidgin language that bears little resemblance to what they spoke as youths.
I look forward in the next few years to reading what the most perceptive and learned have written about this, but meanwhile I'll offer some conjectures: Music appears to be like a pidgin language that has been created mainly by adults in the same way they acquire a foreign language--with difficulty and with a biological cap on fluency.
So the Internet, in uniting us, is also making us write differently, in a form of pidgin language which is its own dictionary.
Newman juxtaposes footage of him counting and speaking with that of his parents and caregivers attempting to mimic this pidgin language.
We know that the pidgin language is typically developed in a colonial situation, which usually mixes the linguistic features of the oppressor and the oppressed.