Meaning of “creole” in the English Dictionary

"creole" in British English

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creolenoun [ C or U ]

uk /kriˈəʊl/ us /kriˈoʊl/


uk /kriˈəʊl/ us /kriˈoʊl/

Creole noun (LANGUAGE)

[ C or U ] an American or Caribbean language that is a combination of a European language and another language and is a main language 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 mixed African and European origin who speaks 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 languages developed in some Caribbean islands that combine African languages and Indian languages with French or Spanish:

Creole is one of the official languages of Haiti.

Creole noun [ C ] (PERSON)

a white person who is related to the original group of Spanish or French people who came to the Caribbean or Louisiana, or a person of color from some Caribbean islands who is of mixed African and European origin and who speaks esp. French Creole

(Definition of “Creole” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)