non-standard speech

Definitions of non-standard speech

n speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

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baby talk, babytalk
the developing speech of a young child
baby talk, babytalk, motherese
an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
accent, dialect, idiom
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
slang, slang expression, slang term
informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
street name
slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
eye dialect
the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
rhyming slang
slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
Type of:
language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
(language) communication by word of mouth

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