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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.
References in classic literature ?
She tried to talk to him, partly by signs, partly in pidgin French, which, for some reason, she thought would be more comprehensible to him, and she had half a dozen phrases of English.
Kwaque demanded, who to his beche-de-mer English was already adding pidgin English.
Their topics include language and linguistics, colonial American English, social variation in American English, African American English, Spanish as a heritage language, Native American languages, pidgins and creoles in the US, and American Sign Language.
Si los comparamos, los pidgins se definen como lenguas simplificadas, inestables lexica y gramaticalmente, reducidas y no nativas (cf.
In addition to the traditional contact languages pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages, linguists here examine two new forms: multi-ethnolects and written language intertwining.
For example Holm (2000), An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles, attempts a comprehensive evaluation of important aspects of Pidgin and Creole languages, ranging from the relationship over time between the languages, on the one hand, and linguistics (the branch of learning whose object ought to be the study of languages from an analytical, empirical and scientific point of view), to such other fundamental aspects of the language as the intricacies of terminology and the development of theory.
An annotated list of creoles, pidgins, and mixed languages".
New users of the language are not just passively absorbing, but actively shaping it, breeding a variety of regional Englishes, as well as pidgins and English-lexified creoles.
Readers of epics like Dante's INFERNO will find this akin in structure and drama, offering up an invented language blending extinct English dialects with Latin, Spanish, Korean and other pidgins.
Tryon and Jean-Michel Charpentier: Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Origins, Growth and Development.
Personally, I find it ludicrous to suggest pidgins speak any language at all, let alone English.
Since, in his view, pidgins are trade languages used for specific and sporadic commercial contacts between people with different mother tongues, the examination of local conditions in the French colonies invalidates the claim that Creoles arose out of pre-existing pidgins through a process of structural change.