patois definition

  • noun:
    • A regional dialect, specifically one without a literary tradition.
    • A creole.
    • Nonstandard message.
    • The special jargon of an organization; cant. See Synonyms at dialect.
    • A regional dialect of a language (especially French); generally considered substandard.
    • some of various French or Occitan dialects spoken in France.
    • Creole French in Caribbean (especially in Dominica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago& Haiti).
    • A Jamaican Creole language based mostly on English and African languages and features impacts from Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi.
    • Jargon or cannot.
    • A dialect peculiar into illiterate classes; a provincial type of speech.
    • A dialect particular to a district or locality, used specially among the list of peasantry or uneducated courses; ergo, a rustic, provincial, or barbarous type of address.
    • a regional dialect of a language (especially French); generally considered substandard
    • a characteristic language of a certain group (as among thieves)

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