[ pij-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), pidg·in·ized, pidg·in·iz·ing.
to develop (a language) into a pidgin.
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Also especially British, pidg·in·ise.
Related formspidg·in·i·za·tion, noun
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