His voice was deep, sonorous, and somewhat touched with the true Kerry patois.
He only spoke in the patois, which Frank understood very well.
French was to be no longer a hodgepodge or a patois, but the pure and perfect speech of the king and his court.
There is no mistaking it; it is peculiar to Pont du Sable, and note, too, her patois!
“The young patron is mistaken,” interposed the Indian, speaking a patois of the lingoa-geral.
Their language was a Spanish patois; their voices were sharp and disagreeable.
"His Excellency is in there," said the old man, in his Sicilian patois.
The man spoke in patois French, the woman in her native Cree language.
patois, a name the French give to a corrupt dialect of a language spoken in a remote province of a country.
“Lower that spar, my lads,” he added, in the patois the men used.
"a provincial dialect," 1640s, from French patois "native or local speech" (13c.), of uncertain origin, probably from Old French patoier "handle clumsily, to paw," from pate "a paw," from Vulgar Latin *patta (see patten), from notion of clumsy manner of speaking. Cf. French pataud "properly, a young dog with big paws, then an awkwardly built fellow" [Brachet]. Especially in reference to Jamaican English from 1934.