Origin of pidgin
Examples from the Web for pidgin
Attempting to make conversation, the man said in Chinese pidgin, “You likee food?”
And I thought for once that her lapse into pidgin had been deliberate and not accidental.Tales of Chinatown|Sax Rohmer
Poor lingo that "pidgin" Indian of the desert and the long ago, but it served its purpose.Tonio, Son of the Sierras|Charles King
I had a good one in the upper storey, or the "top-side," as it is expressed in "pidgin."Under the Dragon Flag|James Allan
The word Pidgin itself is derived through a series of changes in the word Business.
Soosie, he told in his pidgin English, had been given to him by her uncle.Tropic Days|E. J. Banfield
British Dictionary definitions for pidgin
Word Origin for pidgin
Word Origin and History for pidgin
1876, from pigeon English (1859), the reduced form of the language used in China for communication with Europeans, from pigeon (1826), itself a pidgin word, representing a Chinese pronunciation of business. Meaning extended 1891 to "any simplified language."