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CREOLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Creole mean? 

CREOLE (noun)
  The noun CREOLE has 3 senses:

1. a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
2. a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
3. a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

  Familiarity information: CREOLE used as a noun is uncommon.


CREOLE (adjective)
  The adjective CREOLE has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both
2. of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana

  Familiarity information: CREOLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREOLE (noun)


Sense 1Creole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Creole" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country)


Sense 2Creole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Creole" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)


Sense 3creole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("creole" is a kind of...):

natural language; tongue (a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "creole"):

Haitian Creole (a creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages)


CREOLE (adjective)


Sense 1Creole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Creole grammars

Pertainym:

creole (a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages)


Sense 2Creole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Creole cooking

Pertainym:

Creole (a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana))


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