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patois - Dictionary definition and meaning for word patois

(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Synonyms : argot , cant , jargon , lingo , slang , vernacular
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo

(noun) a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for patois

(Sounds like potato) Some say patois, some say potato and some say aloo while all seem that round vegetable only difference of language.
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by userdce

pato+is...say your friend is saying you to "pataoo(flirt) isko (that girl)..by talking in her own patois.
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by Swetha259

Patois - 'pat'a nahi k'onsi' bhasha bol raha hai
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by carbonmonoxide

its origin from french..where patois means to handle something very clumsily.so illetrate people basically handle situation very clumsily while communicating so they don't give much importance to what they are saying hence use dilects.which are genar
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by preetisoni2411

haven't u heard the phrase - "pataeto potaeto" means two ways of saying potato, different dialects will have different ways
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by friendofafriend

Split like PATO+IS.. PATO IS a brazillan player who speaks in his local brazillan language.
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by yubaraj

focus on PAT ..means..exactly suited to the situation....so the DILECTS WHICH are said by particular group of people , are SITUATION BASED, OR SPOKEN DURING a particular SITUATION.
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by preetisoni2411

The spelling is a hard part OIS stands for Other Interpretations of Sentences
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by Pneumonoultra

patois is pronounced as "pathwa" which is similar to "Fatwa" which is given by the regional Muslim leader. Speech by regional muslim clergy. ...yeah,well no one cares what jargon muslim clergy uses
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by vxGokulVx1

ragra paetis..maharashtran jargon and substandard one at that..perfect mnemonic
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by imr

patois is pronounced as "patwa" from this pronouncing one could remember that each country read it in their own ways.. because difference in their accent.
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by lokesh755

Example:Bhojpuri dialect
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by daffodils

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by usairforce1985

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