Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patois

2 senses of patois

Sense 1
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular -- (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo")
       => non-standard speech -- (speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community)

Sense 2
patois -- (a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard)
       => dialect, idiom, accent -- (the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy")

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