Meaning of “patois” in the English Dictionary

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"patois" in British English

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patoisnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈpæt.wɑː/ us /ˈpæt.wɑː/ plural patois

the form of a language spoken by people in a particular area that is different from the standard language of the country:

the local patois

(Definition of “patois” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)