What does creole mean?

Definitions for creole
ˈkri oʊlcre·ole

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Creole(noun)

    a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America

  2. Creole(noun)

    a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)

  3. creole(adj)

    a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

  4. Creole(adj)

    of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both

    "Creole grammars"

  5. Creole(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana

    "Creole cooking"


  1. creole(Noun)

    A dialect formed from two languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.

  2. Creole(Noun)

    A member of a French- Native Indian-African Spanish ethnic group in Louisiana.

  3. Creole(ProperNoun)

    A French-African ethnic group in Louisiana.

  4. Origin: An adaptation of the Castilian criollo, from crioulo, diminutive of cria, from criar, from creo, which came into English via between 1595 and 1605.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creole(noun)

    one born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico

  2. Creole(adj)

    of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles

  3. Origin: [F. crole, Sp. criollo, from an American negro word, perh. a corruption of a Sp. criadillo, dim. of criado servant, formerly also, child, fr. L. creatus, p. p. of creare to create. Cf. Create.]


  1. Creole

    Creole is a lightweight markup language, aimed at being a common markup language for wikis, enabling and simplifying the transfer of content between different wiki engines. The idea was conceived during a workshop at the 2007 International Symposium on Wikis. An EBNF grammar and XML interchange format for Creole have also been published. Creole was designed by comparing major wiki engines and using the most common markup for a particular wikitext element. If no commonality was found, the wikitext of the dominant wiki engine MediaWiki was usually chosen. On July 4, 2007, Version 1.0 of Creole was released, and a two-year development freeze was implemented to allow time for authors of wiki engines to adopt the new markup. Although development to the standard itself is frozen, discussion in the developer community regarding good practices in wiki markup design and about possible additions and changes for future Creole versions continues. As of 2012, adoption of Creole is limited. Many wiki systems offer it as an option, but few use it by default and few wiki websites enable this optional feature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Creole

    krē′ōl, n. and adj. strictly applied in the former Spanish, French, and Portuguese colonies of America, Africa, and the East Indies to natives of pure European blood (sangre azul), in opposition to immigrants themselves born in Europe, or to the offspring of mixed blood, as mulattoes, quadroons, Eurasians, &c.: (U.S.) applied only to the native French stock in Louisiana: a negro born in the West Indies—earlier Creō′lian. [Fr. créole—Sp. criollo, contr. of criadillo, 'a little nursling,' dim. of criadocriar, lit. to create, also to bring up, to nurse—L. creāre.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. creole

    This term applies in the West Indies and Spanish America, &c., to a person of European and unmixed origin, but colonial born.

Editors Contribution

  1. creole

    A variety of languages developed from pidgin languages at is used as a first language by a population of native speakers.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creole in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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