The result is a totally incoherent agglomeration of speech-forms — a baragouin fantastic and unintelligible beyond the power of anyone to imagine who has not heard it. From LearnThat.org. [Lafcadio Hearn, Source: Two Years in the French West Indies of 1890 as cited at http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-bar2.htm]
She spoke the rude French of the fishing villages, where the language lives chiefly as a baragouin, mingled often with words and forms belonging to many other tongues. From Wordnik.com. [Chita: a Memory of Last Island] Reference
The result is a totally incoherent agglomeration of speech-forms -- a baragouin fantastic and unintelligible beyond the power of anyone to imagine who has not heard it. From Wordnik.com. [Two Years in the French West Indies] Reference
Moving into clearer etymological waters, we encounter the paradox that whilst Frenchmen have consistently dismissed Breton as a worthless baragouin ` patois, gibberish, 'the origin of that pejorative is undoubtedly Breton. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2] Reference
“Tiens, quel est ce baragouin?”. From Wordnik.com. [A Raw Youth] Reference
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