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Another word for patois

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Noun
  1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form

      1. The native language or dialect of a country or place
      2. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
      3. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      2. (Informal) Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with
      3. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
      1. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      2. (Countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
      3. A mixed or hybrid language or dialect; esp., pidgin
      1. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
      2. A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use:
      3. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      1. The tilt, turn, or slant thus caused
      2. The special vocabulary of a profession, discipline, or social group; jargon.
      3. Tedious or hackneyed language, especially when used sanctimoniously:
      1. An inhabitant or resident of Argos.
      2. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
      3. The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers
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  2. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

      1. An interrelated group of nonverbal symbols, signs, gestures, etc. used for communication or expression in a particular art, skill, etc.
      2. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
      3. All the words of a language
      1. A vernacular word or term
      2. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
      3. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
      1. The systematic study of terms
      2. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      2. (Informal) Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with
      3. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
      1. (Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
      2. (Linguistics) The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
      3. A dictionary, esp. of an ancient language
      1. Body language; kinesics.
      2. A system of signs, symbols, gestures, or rules used in communicating:
      3. A particular manner of expression:
      1. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      2. (Countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
      3. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      1. Regional speech or dialect.
      2. 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.
      3. The specific grammatical, syntactic, and structural character of a given language.
      1. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
      2. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
      3. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      1. The tilt, turn, or slant thus caused
      2. The special vocabulary of a profession, discipline, or social group; jargon.
      3. Tedious or hackneyed language, especially when used sanctimoniously:
      1. An inhabitant or resident of Argos.
      2. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
      3. The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers
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