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sociolect

[soh-see-uh-lekt, soh-shee-] /ˈsoʊ si əˌlɛkt, ˈsoʊ ʃi-/
noun
1.
a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect.
Origin of sociolect
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; socio- + (dia)lect
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