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idiolect

[id-ee-uh-lekt]
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noun Linguistics.
  1. a person's individual speech pattern.Compare dialect(def 1).
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Origin of idiolect

1945–50; idio- + -lect, as in dialect
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British Dictionary definitions for idiolect

idiolect

noun
  1. the variety or form of a language used by an individual
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Derived Formsidiolectal or idiolectic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for idiolect

n.

1948, from idio- + second element abstracted from dialect.

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