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

 

sociolect

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsəʊsiəʊlekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊsioʊlekt//
 
(linguistics)
 
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a variety of a language that the members of a particular social class or social group speak Word Origin 1970s: from socio- + -lect as in dialect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sociolect