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pig Latin

noun
1.
a form of language, used especially by children, that is derived from ordinary English by moving the first consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding the sound (ā), as in Eakspay igpay atinlay for “Speak Pig Latin.”.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for pig Latin

Pig Latin

noun
1.
a secret language used by children in which any consonants at the beginning of a word are placed at the end, followed by -ay; for example cathedral becomes athedralcay
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