Basic EnglishBasic English
a simplified form of the English language, devised around 1930 by Brit. linguist and writer C. K. Ogden (1889-1957), and proposed for use as an international auxiliary language and for beginning studies in English: it consists of a selected vocabulary of 850 essential words and is copyrighted
Origin of Basic EnglishB(ritish) A(merican) S(cientific) I(nternational) C(ommercial)
A constructed language introduced in 1930 by British linguist Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), using a simplified form of the basic grammar and core vocabulary of English.