creole

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See also: Creole, Créole, and créole

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An adaptation of the Castilian Spanish criollo ‎(homey, local yokel), from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria ‎(person raised in one’s house, servant), from Portuguese criar ‎(to rear, to bring up), from Latin creo ‎(to create), which came into English via French between 1595 and 1605.

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creole ‎(plural creoles)

  1. (linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.

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creole f

  1. Feminine plural form of creolo

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