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This is not Braithwaite's pidgin but Woodward's and there was no help for it.

Jabbering in frantic "pidgin," he proceeded to make front on the Dutchman.

Soosie, he told in his pidgin English, had been given to him by her uncle.

I was waited on mostly by a lad named Chung, one of the professors of "pidgin."

I had a good one in the upper storey, or the "top-side," as it is expressed in "pidgin."

And I thought for once that her lapse into pidgin had been deliberate and not accidental.

And John scarcely knew a word of English, not even the pidgin variety.

The word Pidgin itself is derived through a series of changes in the word Business.

But at that moment a head was put out of the companion, and a voice called him in pidgin English to go down.

That barbarous patois, "pidgin" or business English, lives still in China.

WORD ORIGIN

1876, from pigeon English (1859), the reduced form of the language used in China for communication with Europeans, from pigeon (1826), itself a pidgin word, representing a Chinese pronunciation of business. Meaning extended 1891 to "any simplified language."

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