A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
Lingo is defined as the special vocabulary of a specific field.
The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
All the vocal sounds, words, and ways of combining them common to a particular nation, tribe, or other speech community
(Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
The systematic study of terms
A variety of a language that differs from the standard form
Any of several creoles based on English or French spoken in the Caribbean and by communities of Caribbean origin outside the region, especially the English-based creole of Jamaica.
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