creole

See also: créole and Creole

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

An adaptation of the Castilian Spanish criollo (homey, local yokel), from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria (person raised in one’s house, servant), from Portuguese criar (to rear, to bring up), from Latin creo (to create), which came into English via French between 1595 and 1605.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkriəʊl/
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  • Rhymes: -iəʊl
  • (US) enPR: krēʹōl, IPA(key): /ˈkrioʊl/
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  • Rhymes: -ioʊl

NounEdit

creole (plural creoles)

  1. (linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrɛːole/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛːole

AdjectiveEdit

creole f

  1. Feminine plural form of creolo

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