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See definition of pidgin on Dictionary.com
  • as inslang
  • as intrade language

synonyms for pidgin

  • argot
  • jargon
  • lingo
  • patois
  • vernacular
  • cant
  • colloquialism
  • neologism
  • patter
  • vulgarism
  • vulgarity
  • informal speech
  • shoptalk
  • slanguage street talk

antonyms for pidgin

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    How to use pidgin in a sentence

    Dawkins had not been an hour in master's company before he knew that he had a pidgin to pluck.
    MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
    Blewitt knew this too: and bein very fond of pidgin, intended to keep this one entirely to himself.
    MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
    My boy Arigita had often eaten human meat, and as he expressed it in his quaint pidgin English, “Pig no good, man he very good.”
    WANDERINGS AMONG SOUTH SEA SAVAGES AND IN BORNEO AND THE PHILIPPINESH. WILFRID WALKER
    South of that river the coast tribes speak largely pidgin English.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 1 "FRANCISCANS" TO "FRENCH LANGUAGE"VARIOUS
    Their sole endeavour was to raise their position: sich considerable machen, as the Great Elector said in his quaint pidgin German.
    GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
    I was waited on mostly by a lad named Chung, one of the professors of "pidgin."
    UNDER THE DRAGON FLAGJAMES ALLAN
    I had a good one in the upper storey, or the "top-side," as it is expressed in "pidgin."
    UNDER THE DRAGON FLAGJAMES ALLAN
    For the benefit of the natives an address was given in amusing "pidgin" English (see the "Times," November 16).
    THE ILLUSTRATED WAR NEWS, NUMBER 21, DEC. 30, 1914VARIOUS
    “Me tly,” he said in the “pidgin English” he had picked up in his travels, and reached out his hand for the bat.
    BASEBALL JOE AROUND THE WORLDLESTER CHADWICK
    His wife, obedient creature though she was, spoke almost no pidgin—business—English; and besides that, she was a poor bargainer.
    THE PAGAN MADONNAHAROLD MACGRATH
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO PIDGIN

    • argot
    • cant
    • colloquialism
    • informal speech
    • jargon
    • lingo
    • neologism
    • patois
    • patter
    • pidgin
    • shoptalk
    • slanguage street talk
    • vernacular
    • vulgarism
    • vulgarity
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