Definition of Creole

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

Generic synonyms: American



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both. "Creole grammars"

3. Noun. A person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana).
Generic synonyms: American

4. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana. "Creole cooking"

5. Noun. A mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages.
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Haitian Creole
Derivative terms: Creolize

Definition of Creole

1. n. One born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles.

Definition of Creole

1. Noun. A member of a French- Native Indian-African Spanish ethnic group in Louisiana. ¹

2. Proper noun. A French-African ethnic group in Louisiana. ¹

3. Proper noun. (non-gloss definition Used as a proper noun denoting any specific creole language, especially that of Haiti.) ¹

4. Noun. (context: linguistics) A dialect formed from two languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creole

1. a type of mixed language [n -S]

Creole Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creole

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creole (current term)
creole-fish
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Literary usage of Creole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1824)
""Letitia, a young creole negro, marked HI on cheeks, and has lost two o; lier upper front ... "Smart, a creole negro man, marked apparently WMC on left, ..."

2. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1886)
"creole PECULIARITIES Although much has been said, of late, concerning that little-understood branch of the American family, the creole, the subject is not ..."

3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by Thomas Hart Benton, United States Congress (1860)
"The Cote of the creole. promotion of its interests, and conscientious performance of the duties it enjoins, his untiring exhibition of all the charities of ..."

4. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"He was a small, sedate, creole gentleman of thirty or more, ... All New Orleans, at least all creole New Orleans, knew, and yet did not know, ..."

5. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"He was a small, sedate, creole gentleman of thirty or more, ... All New Orleans, at least all creole New Orleans, knew, and yet did not know, ..."

6. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"The French creole ladies, many of them descended from Norman ancestors, ... The word creole is used in Louisiana to express a native-born American, ..."

7. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1824)
""Letitia, a young creole negro, marked HI on cheeks, and has lost two o; lier upper front ... "Smart, a creole negro man, marked apparently WMC on left, ..."

8. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1886)
"creole PECULIARITIES Although much has been said, of late, concerning that little-understood branch of the American family, the creole, the subject is not ..."

9. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by Thomas Hart Benton, United States Congress (1860)
"The Cote of the creole. promotion of its interests, and conscientious performance of the duties it enjoins, his untiring exhibition of all the charities of ..."

10. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"He was a small, sedate, creole gentleman of thirty or more, ... All New Orleans, at least all creole New Orleans, knew, and yet did not know, ..."

11. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"He was a small, sedate, creole gentleman of thirty or more, ... All New Orleans, at least all creole New Orleans, knew, and yet did not know, ..."

12. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"The French creole ladies, many of them descended from Norman ancestors, ... The word creole is used in Louisiana to express a native-born American, ..."

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