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“pidgin” in British English

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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)

“pidgin” in American English

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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)