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Patois

Meaning: A characteristic language of a particular group

Aug 4, 2016 12:44 IST

Meaning: A characteristic language of a particular group

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Their patios made it tough for the reporters to obtain the required information.

Pronunciation: pah-twah

Usage/Example: 1. In local patois, bangla refers to country liquor, a fact that has caused much mirth on social media. (Source: The Quint)

2. Patois is often described as an English-based creole dialect that is heavily influenced by West African languages (Source: Highsnobiety)

3. Further, he does not have the expressive and receptive skills of a native English or Patois speaker. (Source: Jamaica Gleaner)

Synonyms and Antonyms: Patois

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