sociolect

[soh-see-uh-lekt, soh-shee-]

noun

a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect.

Nearby words

  1. sociogenic,
  2. sociogram,
  3. sociographic,
  4. sociography,
  5. sociol.,
  6. sociolinguistics,
  7. sociological,
  8. sociologism,
  9. sociologist,
  10. sociologistic

Origin of sociolect

First recorded in 1970–75; socio- + (dia)lect

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