Another word for dialect
dialect vernacular jargon cant 2argot lingo patoisSearch Thesaurus
These nouns denote forms of language that vary from the standard. Dialect usually applies to the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation characteristic of specific geographic localities or social classes. The vernacular is the informal everyday language spoken by a people. Jargon is specialized language understood only by a particular group, as one sharing an occupation or interest. Cant now usually refers to the specialized vocabulary of a group or trade and is often marked by the use of stock phrases. Argot applies especially to the language of the underworld. Lingo is often applied to language that is unfamiliar or difficult to understand. Patois is sometimes used as a synonym for jargon or cant, but it can also refer to a regional dialect that has no literary tradition.
Another word for dialectnoun
A variety of a language that differs from the standard form:argot, cant2, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular. See words
A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture:language, speech, tongue, vernacular. (Linguistics) langue. See words
Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture:argot, cant2, idiom, jargon, language, lexicon, lingo, patois, terminology, vernacular, vocabulary. See words