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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.
"How fashion can do?" Kwaque demanded, who to his beche-de-mer English was already adding pidgin English.
The first episode of the first pidgin English dubbing competition, 'Voice to Fame' featuring a host of celebrities including actress Mide Martins, Charles Okocha, aka Igwe 2Pac, Nkechi Blessing and others, will start airing from this Sunday on leading digital pay TV network, StarTimes.
Also, Pidgin English has gained the unofficial status of a recognised second national language in Nigeria.
The project, which is funded by the Scottish Government and being led by independent experts Pidgin Perfect, invites people of all ages to help come up with new ideas.
Pidgin as a Protest Language in Stand-up Comedy Performances
Meanwhile, Prince Charles ended his African tour and charmed his Nigerian hosts by breaking into Pidgin English, spoken by 75 million on the continent.
Additionally, Bowman adds depth to the setting through the use of Hawaiian Pidgin, an English-based creole language spoken in Hawaii.
Hawaii's geography, food and language (Hawaiian Pidgin) are authentically researched and lovingly portrayed.
It is unclear where the video was filmed but internet users have pointed out that the group are speaking Pidgin French, spoken in many parts of West Africa.
Their topics include language and ethnic hierarchy in Mauritius, chronicle of a creole: the ironic history of Afrikaans, dynamics of inclusion and exclusion related to a creole language: Krio as an ambivalent semiotic register in present-day Sierra Leone, bambinos and kassu bodi: comments on linguistic appropriations on Cape Verde Islands, and Cameroon pidgin as index of speakers' social status and roles: evidence from literary texts.
The BBC has opened a new bureau in Lagos, home to three new services in Igbo, Pidgin, and Yoruba.