Definition of creolism in English:

creolism

(also creoleism)

noun

  • 1The fact of being a Creole; Creole descent.

  • 2A word, phrase, or other linguistic feature characteristic of or peculiar to a creole language.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Ramsay (1736–1814), writer on Scotland. From Creole + -ism, probably partly after Spanish criollismo.

Pronunciation

creolism

/ˈkriːəʊlɪz(ə)m/