From :w:pigeon English|pigeon English, from a Chinese attempt to pronounce the English word business during trades in the :w:Far East|Far East.
(UK): IPA|/ËpÉªdÊÉªn/, SAMPA|/"pIdZIn/
AHD|pÄjÊ¹Én, IPA|/ËpÉªdÊÉn/, SAMPA|/"pIdZ@n/
#linguistics an amalgamation of two disparate languages, used by two populations having no common language as a lingua franca to communicate with each other, lacking formalized grammar and having a small, utilitarian vocabulary and no native speakers.
#:Middle English likely began as a pidgin between the
Norman invaders and the Anglo-Saxon-speaking (Old English) occupants of Britain. Otherwise, how could they have gotten any business done?
trans-top|amalgamation of two languages having no native speakers
German: Kauderwelsch n
Pidgin English - English
Dictionary: from Webster's Dictionary - the Rosetta Edition.
external link; does not add anything to the meaning of the word "pidgin": (Be advised that there is no one language called "Pidgin English." Pidgins may take several forms and be derived from any two disparate languages.)-->