Meaning of Polari


Pronunciation: (pu-lär'ē, pô-), [key]
— n.
  1. a distinctive English argot in use since at least the 18th century among groups of theatrical and circus performers and in certain homosexual communities, derived largely from Italian, directly or through Lingua Franca.
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