Definition of pidgin English in English:

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pidgin English


[mass noun]
A pidgin in which the chief language is English, used originally between Chinese people and Europeans.
Example sentences
  • But, with the slow spread of education, the old inter-tribal language of pidgin English is being replaced by widely spoken and understood standard English.
  • And in formal places, such as in church services and in schools, English is spoken although it is usually interspersed with pidgin English and the native languages.
  • The different groups speak their own languages, but the language spoken across ethnic lines is a form of pidgin English called Creole.

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