or Pidgin English
- a pidgin language based on English formerly used in commerce in Chinese ports.
- a similar language used in other areas, such as Papua New Guinea (where it has semiofficial status) and parts of West Africa.
Origin of pidgin English
Examples from the Web for pidgin english
Historical Examples of pidgin english
Have you ever heard a light-yellow, lean, sad, earnest Chinaman stutter in Pidgin-English?A Personal Record
In all the schools German is taught, but pidgin-English is largely spoken at the coast towns.
He was deluded by the idea that if he talked a kind of pidgin-English and shouted loud enough she must understand.The Huntress
He seemed to be having difficulty with the language, and was eking out his Pidgin-English with pantomime.Blindfolded
Earle Ashley Walcott
Pidgin-English amused me very much, as it amuses every one who visits China.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands
George Francis Train
- a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is English