pidgin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pidgin an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pidgin Business; affair; thing.
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Usage

In literature:

A sort of pidgin-Venusian.
"The Native Soil" by Alan Edward Nourse
This the Chinaman forthwith did in his laborious pidgin.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
No b'long plopper say pidgin b'long other man.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
By Charles Felton Pidgin.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
Blewitt knew this too; and bein very fond of pidgin, intended to keep this one entirely to himself.
"International Short Stories" by Various
What pidgin belong you?
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
In all the schools German is taught, but pidgin-English is largely spoken at the coast towns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Browne, not being adept at pidgin-English, replied to the effect that he desired to see and speak with Herr Schmidt.
"The Red Rat's Daughter" by Guy Boothby
Ef she's a pidgin, I'd like ter know what gone wid de cranes!
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
A bewildered Chinaman, with a yellow smile, cooked, scrubbed, chattered pidgin-English, and burned incense to Joss in the kitchen.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
Number one foolo pidgin.
"Peeps Into China" by E. C. Phillips
He tried to talk, and only stammered a lingo of switch-pidgin and the name of Shockley.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
Say silly pidgin nonsense.
"Stan Lynn" by George Manville Fenn
And John scarcely knew a word of English, not even the pidgin variety.
"The Campfire Girls on Station Island" by Margaret Penrose
PIDGIN, CHARLES F., and SMITH, HUGH M. Fisheries of the Pacific states.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
It was our conductor of last night, the one who spoke pidgin English.
"The Image and the Likeness" by John Scott Campbell
South of that river the coast tribes speak largely pidgin English.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
One soon becomes conversant with the business talk, for "pidgin" means "business" in the mind of the trader and the coolie (or labourer).
"In the Yellow Sea" by Henry Frith
He's studied in the University of Pekin, reads and writes English well, and never speaks Pidgin-English.
"The Girl Next Door" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
He can get all his requirements with a sort of pidgin-Spanish.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In poetry:

The pidgin talk the youthful use
Bypasses conversation.
I can't believe the code they choose
Is a means of communication.
Oh to be with people over sixty
Despite their tendency to prolixty!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash

In news:

A smashing synthesis of pidgin rap, EDM head rush and YOLO 'tude: The token "pretty boy" rapper from K-pop crossover comers Big Bang drops a Joker laugh line ("Why so serious.
Colorful, action-packed cartoon drawings of local folks doing local- kine things and saying something humorous in pidgin is the hallmark of Maile Way Products greeting cards.
Here's about all I really know in Hawaiian Pidgin English: ono grinds.
A radio station has apologized to a Japanese-American group over a disk jockey's parody that portrayed Judge Lance A Ito as speaking in pidgin English.
For Talking Heads, Concord Dawn's Matt Harvey teamed with fellow basshead, State of Mind's Patrick Hawkins, to talk about the release, Harvey's life in Vienna, and speaking pidgin German.
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In science:

This correspond to a purely linear bead-stringing process, a practice which underlies protolanguages, like the one used by speakers of a pidgin language .
Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing Naming Games
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