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- (UK) IPA: /ˈpɪdʒɪn/, X-SAMPA: /"pIdZIn/
- (US) enPR: pĭjʹən, IPA: /ˈpɪdʒən/, X-SAMPA: /"pIdZ@n/
- Rhymes: -ɪdʒən, -ɪdʒɪn
- Homophone: pigeon
pidgin (plural pidgins)
- (linguistics) an amalgamation of two disparate languages, used by two populations having no common language as a lingua franca to communicate with each other, lacking formalized grammar and having a small, utilitarian vocabulary and no native speakers.
amalgamation of two languages having no native speakers