Patois

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Patois Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
  • a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don''t speak our lingo"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" ,
  • a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Patois'


  • Patois: about the general term. For the Jamaican creole language, see Jamaican Patois. Patois (/ˈpætwɑː/, pl. same or /ˈpætwɑːz/) is any language that is considered
  • Jamaican Patois: Jamaican English or Rastafarian vocabulary. Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) or Jamaican, and called Jamaican Creole by
  • List of Jamaican Patois words of African origin: The List of African words in Jamaican Patois notes down as many loan words in Jamaican Patois that can be traced back to specific African languages. Most
  • Mauger (Jamaican Patois term): Mauger, the Jamaican Patois word for 'meagre', is a term used in rural Jamaica for a thin woman. In Jamaica, plumpness is considered to be important or

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  • Listen: Nicki Minaj And Afrojack Provide Island Vibes On David Guetta's 'Hey Mama' (Snippet)
    David Guetta only reached out to today's top artists for his forthcoming album Listen , so it's only right that the famed producer sought to link up for a third time with Nicki Minaj on his latest track "Hey Mama." The melody promotes an island vibe while the Queen Barb gives a head nod to her Caribbean background and spits her lyrics in patois. Read more on this news related to 'Patois'

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