Meaning of PIDGIN in English

PIDGIN

n.

Pronunciation: ' pi-j ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: pidgin English

Date: 1876

: a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages

– pid · gin · i · za · tion \ ˌ pi-j ə -n ə - ' z ā -sh ə n \ noun

– pid · gin · ize \ ' pi-j ə - ˌ n ī z \ transitive verb

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