Definition of acrolect noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acrolect

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈækrəlekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækrəlekt//
 
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a form of a language that is considered to have a higher status than other forms compare basilect Word Origin 1960s: from Greek akron ‘summit’ + -lect as in dialect.