Pidgin Definition

pĭjən
noun
A mixed language, or jargon, incorporating the vocabulary of one or more languages with a very simplified form of the grammatical system of one of these and not used as the main language of any of its speakers.
Webster's New World
Any of various such languages, as pidgin English or bêche-de-mer.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pidgin

Noun

Singular:
pidgin
Plural:
pidgins

Origin of Pidgin

  • From Pidgin English, from a Chinese attempt to pronounce the English word business during trades in the Far East.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Pidgin English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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