Meaning of PIDGIN in English

PIDGIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɪdʒɪn ]

1.

Pidgin is a simple form of a language which speakers of a different language use to communicate. Pidgin is not anyone’s first language.

He’s at ease speaking pidgin with the factory workers and guys on the docks.

N-VAR

2.

If someone is speaking their own language simply or another language badly and is trying to communicate, you can say that they are speaking, for example, pidgin English or pidgin Italian.

The restaurant owner could only speak pidgin English.

ADJ : ADJ n

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