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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. 「他來了嗎?」他用洋涇浜英語問道。

(Translation of “pidgin” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)