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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The speech or jargon of a social subgroup.

Usage examples (31)
  • The patois of medical doctors is sometimes difficult for patients to understand.
  • Below them, in Cajun patois, he painted the slogan
  • Matt sang bouncy little ditties in Creole patois or Caribbean dialect.
  • (That this mighty maternal figure speaks a Yiddish patois is an unlooked-for bonus.) for more
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