Example sentences for: patois

How can you use “patois” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Black English, a patois, does not vary much from region to region and belongs to an ethnically defined social group.

  • Away from tourist resorts and shopping areas, rarely will any language be spoken except French and the mystifying Creole patois, which, though based on French, is almost incomprehensible to anyone not used to it — even non-initiated French-speakers.

  • Then came its re-emergence in Beat and hippie patois, and its ascension into totemic status, as the primary pop-cultural word that future generations would associate with the youth culture of the 1960s.

  • The more linguistically distinct the sounds of a patois, the more it can come to symbolize social distance.

  • Says Smith President Ruth Simmons about the prevalent patois: "It's minimalist, it's reductionist, it's repetitive, it's imprecise, it's inarticulate, it's vernacular."


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