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Definition 1: a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard - [noun denoting communication]

(patois is a kind of ...) 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"

(patois is used in the usage domain ...) the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

Definition 2: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where patois or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they don't speak our lingo

Synonyms for patois in the sense of this definition

(patois is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of patois ) slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)

"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

(... is a kind of patois ) slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component

"Cockney rhyming slang"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(patois is the usage domain for ...) electric current

"when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a kilogram of a narcotic drug

"they were carrying two keys of heroin"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk

"someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) energetic vitality

"her creative juices were flowing"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

"she was his main squeeze"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

"she's a total airhead" "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a bad person

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a good person

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) boss

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) boss

(patois is the usage domain for ...) someone who is excellent at something

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise

(patois is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(patois is the usage domain for ...) obscene terms for diarrhea

(patois is the usage domain for ...) extreme nervousness

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

(patois is the usage domain for ...) very unpleasant or offensive

"a grotty little play"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) excellent

"famous for a mean backhand"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) obstreperous

(patois is the usage domain for ...) well below average height

(patois is the usage domain for ...) violent and sudden and noisy

"a slam-bang collision"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) completely; used as intensifiers

"clean forgot the appointment" "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) strange and somewhat frightening

"the whole experience was really freaky"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done

"a can-do kind of person" "the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant difficulty

"this problem is a real bitch"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) occur

"what gives?"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) be killed or die

(patois is the usage domain for ...) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) dance in a professional capacity

(patois is the usage domain for ...) throw away

"Chuck these old notes"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) play truant from work or school

"The boy often plays hooky"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

(patois is the usage domain for ...) very drunk

(patois is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"she was drop-dead gorgeous"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a portion removed from the whole

"the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) street name for a packet of illegal drugs

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a gangster's pistol

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang term for knockout drops

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a prison

"he's in the nick"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

(patois is the usage domain for ...) an absolute certainty

"it's a dead cert"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) staying power

"that old Broadway play really has legs"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang for a mustache

(patois is the usage domain for ...) informal British term for a cafe

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a very thorough search of a person or a place

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) drill on a barracks square

(patois is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a swindle

(patois is the usage domain for ...) the act of stealing

(patois is the usage domain for ...) extortion of money (as by blackmail)

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang for sexual intercourse

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang for fellatio

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang for masturbation

(patois is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a look

(patois is the usage domain for ...) vulgar slang for anus

(patois is the usage domain for ...) slang for a paunch

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a large satisfying meal

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

(patois is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant smell

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

"that story was a corker"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) senseless talk

"don't give me that stuff"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) pretentious or silly talk or writing

(patois is the usage domain for ...) nonsensical talk or writing

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a pornographic movie

(patois is the usage domain for ...) a claim of rights

"I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion

(patois is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

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