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Patois vs. Argot

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Patoisnoun

A regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard.

Argotnoun

A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps and vagabonds.

Patoisnoun

Any of various French or Occitan dialects spoken in France.

Argotnoun

The specialized informal vocabulary and terminology used between people with special skill in a field, such as between doctors, mathematicians or hackers; a jargon.

‘The conversation was in the argot of the trade, full of acronyms and abbreviations that made no sense to the uninitiate.’;

Patoisnoun

Creole French in the Caribbean (especially in Dominica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti).

Argotnoun

A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.

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Patoisnoun

Jamaican Patois, a Jamaican Creole language primarily based on English and African languages but also has influences from Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi.

Argotnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Patoisnoun

Jargon or cant.

Patoisnoun

A dialect peculiar to the illiterate classes; a provincial form of speech.

‘The jargon and patois of several provinces.’;

Patoisnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Patoisnoun

a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

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Patoisnoun

the dialect of a particular region, especially one with low status in relation to the standard language of the country

‘the nurse talked to me in a patois that even Italians would have had difficulty in understanding’;

Patoisnoun

the jargon or informal speech used by a particular social group

‘the raunchy patois of inner-city kids’;

Patois

Patois (, pl. same or ) is speech or language that is considered nonstandard, although the term is not formally defined in linguistics.

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