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



BrE BrE//ˈsəʊsiəʊlekt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊsioʊlekt//
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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