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) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists,
  • Macanese Patois: Macanese Creole or Macanese Patois (known as Patuá to its speakers) is a Portuguese-based creole language with a substrate from Malay, Cantonese, also
  • 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

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