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Pidgin

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Noun

1. pidgin

an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages

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Pidgin

see synonyms of pidgin
noun
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

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Pidgin

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noun
1. 
a mixed language, or jargon, incorporating the vocabulary of one or more languages with a very simplified form of the grammatical system of one of these and not used as the main language of any of its speakers
2. 
any of various such languages, as pidgin English or bêche-de-mer

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Pidgin

see synonyms of pidgin
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.

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