[ soh-see-uh-lekt, soh-shee- ]
/ ˈsoʊ si əˌlɛkt, ˈsoʊ ʃi- /
a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect.
What Is The Origin Of The Word “Like”?Whether you regard yourself as a scholar of linguistics or a self proclaimed language snob—you’ve probably, at least once, crossed over to the dark side and used the word like in a sentence where it, like, doesn’t belong. Narrowly escaping the grammar police, you catch yourself, cringe, and promise never again! This usage of like is known as a slang interjection. This form as well …
Origin of sociolect
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