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[n] a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
[n] a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

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\Pa`tois"\, n. [F.] A dialect peculiar to the illiterate classes; a provincial form of speech. The jargon and patois of several provinces. --Sir T. Browne.

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