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Meaning of “creole” in the English Dictionary

"creole" in British English

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creolenoun [C or U]

uk   /kriˈəʊl/  us   /-ˈoʊl/

Creolenoun

uk   /kriˈəʊl/  us   /-ˈoʊl/
  • Creole noun (LANGUAGE)

[C or U] an American or ​Caribbeanlanguage that is a ​combination of a ​Europeanlanguage and another ​language and is a ​mainlanguage in ​parts of the ​southern US and the ​Caribbean
  • Creole noun (PERSON)

[C] someone who is ​related to the first Europeans who came to the ​Caribbean or the ​southern US [C] a ​person of ​mixedAfrican and ​Europeanorigin who ​speaks Creole
Creole
adjective uk   us  
I ​love Creole ​cooking, so ​hot and ​spicy.
(Definition of creole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Creole" in American English

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Creolenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkri·oʊl/
  • Creole noun [C] (LANGUAGE)

any of several ​languagesdeveloped in some ​Caribbeanislands that ​combineAfricanlanguages and ​Indianlanguages with ​French or Spanish: Creole is one of the ​officiallanguages of Haiti.
  • Creole noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​whiteperson who is ​related to the ​originalgroup of Spanish or ​Frenchpeople who came to the ​Caribbean or Louisiana, or a ​person of ​color from some ​Caribbeanislands who is of ​mixedAfrican and ​Europeanorigin and who ​speaks esp. ​French Creole
(Definition of Creole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creole”
in Chinese (Simplified) (多种语言混合形成的)混合语…
in Chinese (Traditional) (多種語言混合形成的)混合語…
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