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In representations or imitations of (especially Chinese) pidgin English: all alike; all the same (as someone or something).
adverbdepreciative, rare, humorous
Nevertheless, notwithstanding, despite this. Compare all the same, samey. Now rare.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Henry Dana. From Chinese Pidgin English allee samee all the same from allee + samee, after all the same.
allee samee/ˌɔːliː ˈseɪmi/
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