world English

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world English (plural world Englishes)

  1. (countable) Any of various national or regional varieties of English other than British or American English.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 5:
      Finally, I contacted a number of World Englishes and lexicography colleagues who were able to contribute terms and suggest further avenues of investigation.
  2. (uncountable) Core standard English as widely used around the world; international English.