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pidginnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpɪdʒ.ɪn/  us   /ˈpɪdʒ.ɪn/
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.
(Definition of pidgin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pidginnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪdʒ·ɪn/
a ​language that has ​developed from a ​mixture of two or more ​languages and is used for ​communicating by ​people who do not ​speak each other’s ​language
(Definition of pidgin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pidgin”
in Spanish lengua franca…
in Vietnamese tiếng bồi…
in Malaysian pijin…
in Thai ภาษาผสม…
in French pidgin…
in German das Pidgin, Pidgin-……
in Chinese (Simplified) (两种语言混在一起的)混杂语言,洋泾浜语…
in Indonesian pidgin…
in Chinese (Traditional) (兩種語言混在一起的)混雜語言,洋涇浜語…
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