Translation of "patois" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /ˈpætwaː/ (plural patois)

(linguistics) a spoken regional dialect that is different from the standard language of the country, especially one that is considered substandard

The older generation still speaks the local patois.

(linguistics) the jargon of a particular social group

Kids today have developed their own patois.

(Translation of “patois” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)