sublanguage

[ suhb-lang-gwij ]
/ ˈsʌbˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ /

noun

a subvariety of language used in a particular field or by a particular social group and characterized especially by distinctive vocabulary.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of sublanguage

First recorded in 1930–35; sub- + language
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