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chinook jargon

Chi·nook jar·gon
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shi-noo k, -nook, chi- jahr-guh n, -gon]
    • /ʃɪˈnʊk, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ- ˈdʒɑr gən, -gɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shi-noo k, -nook, chi- jahr-guh n, -gon]
    • /ʃɪˈnʊk, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ- ˈdʒɑr gən, -gɒn/

Definitions of chinook jargon words

  • noun chinook jargon a pidgin language containing elements of Native American languages, English, and French: formerly used among fur traders and Indians on the NW coast of North America 3
  • noun chinook jargon a pidgin consisting of extremely simplified Chinook intermixed with words from English, French, and neighboring American Indian languages: formerly used among traders and Indians in the coastal areas of NW North America 3
  • noun chinook jargon a pidgin based largely on Nootka, Lower Chinook, French, and English, once widely used as a lingua franca from Alaska to Oregon. 1

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Origin of chinook jargon

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Chinook jargon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chinook jargon popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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