Meaning of pidgin
Pronunciation: (pij'un), [key]
- an auxiliary language that has come into existence through the attempts by the speakers of two different languages to communicate and that is primarily a simplified form of one of the languages, with a reduced vocabulary and grammatical structure and considerable variation in pronunciation.
- (loosely) any simplified or broken form of a language, esp. when used for communication between speakers of different languages.
- pidgin (Thesaurus)