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patois

pat·ois

patois

 
pronunciation:
pa twa [or] pae twa
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: patois
definition 1: a rural or regional variety of a language, esp. in France, that is considered to be substandard; dialect.
similar words:
dialect, idiom, language, lingo, regionalism, speech, tongue, vernacular
definition 2: the speech of a social subgroup; jargon; cant.
the patois of computer hackers
synonyms:
argot, cant, idiom, jargon, lingo
similar words:
language, patter, slang
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