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synonyms for patois

  • argot
  • dialect
  • idiom
  • lingo
  • slang
  • vernacular
  • cant
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Rapping in his hometown patois, Roiall brings that authenticity to his videos “Nobody” and “Soda,” which was shot at Half Way Tree in Jamaica.
GRAMMY WINNERS OF TOMORROWJOSHUA EFERIGHEMARCH 14, 2021OZY
The patois of Saint-Rémy has been developed and expanded into a beautiful literary language.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Jasmin had already shown the Parisians that real poetry of a high order could be written in a patois.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
He sympathizes with every attempt, wherever made, the world over, to raise up a patois into a language.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
So that the Provençal language, in spite of everything, keeps a certain patois vulgarity.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Some of the hay-makers called to me, but in such barbarous patois, that I could make nothing of them.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Here in Martinique we find the market a perfect babel of voices, all speaking a curious French patois.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
There was a harsh command to draw in sail, intelligible only to Peter Gross, for it was in the island patois.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
Their patois was that of English people; to an artistic ear, however, this may have appeared feigned.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
Cousin Chilian talked to them, but their language was a sort of patois difficult to understand.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PATOIS

  • cant
  • dialect
  • idiom
  • lingo
  • parlance
  • patois
  • slang
  • terminology
  • vernacular
  • vocabulary
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