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A British argot associated especially with gay culture and the theatrical world, including words derived from a variety of sources such as Italian, Romani, Yiddish, and British rhyming slang.
[Polari, to speak, from Italian parlare; see parlando.]
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(Languages) an English slang that is derived from the Lingua Franca of Mediterranean ports; brought to England by sailors from the 16th century onwards. A few words survive, esp in male homosexual slang
[C19: from Italian parlare to speak]
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