Meaning of PIDGIN in English

PIDGIN

noun

also pi·geon ˈpijə̇n

( -s )

Etymology: Pidgin English

1. : a form of speech that usually has a simplified grammar and a limited often mixed vocabulary and is used principally for intergroup communication: as

a. : bêche-de-mer 2

b. : west african pidgin

c. : pidgin english

2. : pigeon 5

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