transitive verb see pidgin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pidginize — pidginization, n. /pij euh nuyz /, v.t., pidginized, pidginizing. to develop (a language) into a pidgin. Also, esp. Brit., pidginise. [1935 40; PIDGIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pidginize — pid·gin·ize …   English syllables

  • pidginize — ˈpijə̇ˌnīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: pidgin + ize : to cause (a language) to develop pidgin : adapt to pidgin a pidginized variety of English R.A.Hall b.1911 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pidgin — noun Etymology: pidgin English Date: 1876 a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages • pidginization noun • pidginize transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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