What does the word patois mean?

Usage examples for patois

  1. " There'll never be another such a girl in Post Vincennes as Alice Roussillon," the fellow said in the soft creole patois, " and to think of her being shot like a dog!" – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. His dull eyes fell upon me first, and my appearance seemed to amuse him vaguely, at any rate he laughed rudely, saying in barbarous Greek mixed with words from the local patois- What a curious old animal! – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  3. In the meantime Harry had seated himself by the side of Lucy, and was telling her in the delicious, stumbling patois of love all that was in his heart. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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