Chinese Pidgin English

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Chinese Pidgin English (uncountable)

  1. An English-based pidgin formerly spoken in Guangzhou and other ports in China.
    Synonyms: Canton Jargon, China Coast Pidgin, pidgin English, Pidgin English
    • 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, →DOI, page 500:
      Of the Chinese material (3.1% of total senses), there are 27 Chinese Pidgin English terms, including chin-chin, a salutation; chop, a stamp or seal; chop-chop, a command for greater speed; and joss, an idol or god.