creolized

[ kree-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪzd /

adjective

(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.

Nearby words

  1. creole,
  2. creole continuum,
  3. creole tomato,
  4. creole-fish,
  5. creolize,
  6. creon,
  7. creophagous,
  8. creosol,
  9. creosote,
  10. creosote bush

Origin of creolized

First recorded in 1875–80; creolize + -ed2

creolize

[ kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.

to render (a language) creolized.

verb (used without object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.

to become creolized.
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

/ (ˈkriːəˌlaɪzd) /

adjective

(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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