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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Chinese
Origin: English business

pidgin

noun
     
pid‧gin [uncountable and countable]
1SL a language that is a mixture of two other languages, which people who do not speak each other's languages well use to talk to each other
2

pidgin English/French etc

SL English, French etc that is mixed with the words or grammar of another language
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