Synonyms of patois
1 dialectDictionary • In France patois was spoken in rural regions.
dialect • the number of Italians who speak only local dialect
vernacular • To use the vernacular of the day, Peter was square.
2 jargonDictionary • people from the ghetto who speak street patois
jargon • full of the jargon and slang of self-improvement courses
slang • He liked to think he kept up with current slang.
patter • the famous Glasgow patter
cant • He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
lingo (informal) • I don't speak the lingo.
argot • the argot of the university campus
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argotAn argot is a special language used by a particular group of people, which other people find difficult to understand.
• the argot of the university campus
• He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
dialectA dialect is a form of a language that is spoken in a particular area.
• the number of Italians who speak only local dialect
Thesaurus for patois from the Collins English Thesaurus
an unwritten regional dialect of a language, esp of French, usually considered substandard