pidgin English
noun Usage: often capitalized P Etymology: Chinese Pidgin English pidgin business Date: 1859 an English-based pidgin; especially one originally used in parts of east Asia

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  • pidgin English — 1. a pidgin language based on English formerly used in commerce in Chinese ports. 2. a similar language used in other areas, such as Papua New Guinea (where it has semiofficial status) and parts of West Africa. Also, Pidgin English. [1820 30;… …   Universalium

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  • Pidgin-English — Pid|gin|eng|lisch, das; [s], Pid|gin|eng|lish, das; , Pid|gin Eng|lisch [ pɪd̮ʒɪn…], das; [s], Pid|gin Eng|lish [ pɪd̮ʒɪn ɪŋglɪʃ], das; [engl. pidgin (English), chin. Entstellung des engl. Wortes business, ↑ Business] (bildungsspr.): Mischsprache …   Universal-Lexikon

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