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pidgin

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpɪdʒ.ɪn/ us  
a language that has developed from a mixture of two languages. It is used as a way of communicating by people who do not speak each other's languages. pidgin English, French, etc. informal English, French, etc. when it is spoken in a simple way by someone who does not speak that language well: "He come here?" he asked in pidgin English.
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