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Japlish

[ jap-lish ]
/ ˈdʒæp lɪʃ /
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noun
Japanese spoken or written with a large admixture of English words and expressions.
English spoken or written with features characteristic of Japanese.
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Origin of Japlish

First recorded in 1955–1960; Jap(anese) + (Eng)lish
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British Dictionary definitions for Japlish

Japlish
/ (ˈdʒæplɪʃ) /

noun
the adoption and adaptation of English words into the Japanese languageAlso called: Japanglish

Word Origin for Japlish

C20: from a blend of Japanese + English
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