- (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.
Origin of creolized
- to render (a language) creolized.
- to become creolized.
Also especially British, cre·o·lise.
Origin of creolize
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- (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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