sociolect

[ soh-see-uh-lekt, soh-shee- ]
/ ˈsoʊ si əˌlɛkt, ˈsoʊ ʃi- /

noun

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

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Origin of sociolect

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