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creole (plural creoles)
- (linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.
- 1818, The Methodist Magazine, page 317:
- There are three orders of people: those who were alive when the French possessed the island: they understand the good French; those who were born in the heat of the Revolution, and who have arrived at maturity without instruction, these speak only Creole […]
- 1966, Beryl Loftman Bailey, Jamaican Creole Syntax, page 144:
- From the point of view of syntactic analysis, I have shown how transformational theory may be applied to the syntax of a Creole language.
lect formed from two languages