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creolized

[ kree-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪzd /
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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.

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Origin of creolized

First recorded in 1875–80; creolize + -ed2
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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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