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creolized

[kree-uh-lahyzd]
adjective
  1. (of a language) formerly a pidgin but now the native language of a group of speakers, with consequent enrichment of the vocabulary by borrowing and creation.
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Origin of creolized

First recorded in 1875–80; creolize + -ed2

creolize

[kree-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
  1. to render (a language) creolized.
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verb (used without object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
  1. to become creolized.
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Also especially British, cre·o·lise.

Origin of creolize

First recorded in 1810–20; Creole + -ize
Related formscre·o·li·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for creolized

creolized

creolised

adjective
  1. (of a language) incorporating a considerable range of features from one or more unrelated languages, as the result of contact between language communities
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