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Meaning of "criminalese" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINALESE

criminalese  [ˌkrɪmɪnəˈliːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINALESE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminalese is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRIMINALESE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of criminalese in the English dictionary

The definition of criminalese in the dictionary is the jargon of criminals.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINALESE


Belize
bəˈliːz
commercialese
kəˌmɜːʃəˈliːz
Congolese
ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz
federalese
ˌfɛdərəˈliːz
fleurs-de-lis
ˌflɜːdəˈliːz
journalese
ˌdʒɜːnəˈliːz
legalese
ˌliːɡəˈliːz
Nepalese
ˌnɛpəˈliːz
novelese
ˌnɒvəˈliːz
officialese
əˌfɪʃəˈliːz
puh-leeze
ˌpəˈliːz
Senegalese
ˌsɛnɪɡəˈliːz
Singhalese
ˌsɪŋəˈliːz
Sinhalese
ˌsɪnhəˈliːz
Tirolese
ˌtɪrəˈliːz
Togolese
ˌtəʊɡəˈliːz
Tyrolese
ˌtɪrəˈliːz
valise
vəˈliːz
vocalese
ˌvəʊkəˈliːz
vocalise
ˌvəʊkəˈliːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINALESE

criminal justice system
criminal law
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal offence
criminal proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalisation
criminalist
criminalistics
criminalities
criminality
criminalization
criminalize
criminally
criminally insane

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINALESE

Auslese
Burmese
cheese
Chinese
forlese
Guyanese
imprese
Japanese
Lebanese
Maltese
mentalese
mese
obese
Portuguese
Sudanese
Surinamese
Taiwanese
these
Varese
Vietnamese

Synonyms and antonyms of criminalese in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «criminalese» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINALESE

Find out the translation of criminalese to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criminalese from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «criminalese» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

criminalese
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criminalese
570 millions of speakers

English

criminalese
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

criminalese
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

criminalese
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

criminalese
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminalese
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

criminalese
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminalese
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penjahat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

criminalese
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

criminalese
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

criminalese
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Criminalese
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

criminalese
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

criminalese
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

criminalese
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

criminalese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

criminalese
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

criminalese
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

criminalese
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

criminalese
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

criminalese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

criminalese
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

criminalese
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminalese

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINALESE»

The term «criminalese» is used very little and occupies the 172.154 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about criminalese

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINALESE»

Discover the use of criminalese in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminalese and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Portrait of Jirjohn Cobb
And last but not least, folks, he received a special sign from Hart in criminalese sign language that said: 'I'm cutting you in on this job—so keep mum—till! “But, folks, that's something that Mr. 'Rat' Glover—of Tri-State Metropolis, and other ...
Harry Stephen Keeler, 2009
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The American Language:
8, 1925; Criminalese, by James J.Finerty; Los Angeles, 1926; theArgot of the Underworld, by DavidW. Maurer, American Speech, Dec., 1931; TheLanguage ofthe Underworld, by Ernest Booth, American Mercury, May, 1928; Crook Argot, ...
H.L Menchen, 2011
3
This Bank Robber's Life
Chapter Five Heading To Prison I became what's known in "criminalese" as a " Fence." My job became the seller of stolen goods. I did apply for employment as a salesman for an aluminum siding company, but it was only to get the kit, so I ...
Patrick Mitchell, 2002
4
The Life of Slang
1929, 15, based on James J. Finerty's Criminalese: a Dictionary of the Slang Talk of the Criminal (Washington, DC: [selfpublished], 1926), itself not an entirely original compilation. Peter Faiman's Crocodile Dundee (Hollywood: Paramount, ...
Julie Coleman, 2012
5
The Thought Gang
... time) the phrase J don 't know anything about it is employed almost exclusively by those, paradoxically, who do know all about it; that this concatenation of words is a code, a slang, a camouflaged way of saying: prove it. It is the criminalese.
Tibor Fischer, 1997
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Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language
Not only medicalese and legalese, but also street jargon/slang, druggie jargon/ slang, 'criminalese', queer slang and the like, have many terms with synonyms in other jargons/ slangs – i.e. there are cross-varietal synonyms. The slangs serve ...
Keith Allan, Kate Burridge, 2006
7
A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries : Volume III: ...
For instance, he includes some rhyming slang, but does not appear to recognize it as such: Flowery—A cell (English). Raspberry—Heart (English). Another version of the Life in Sing Sing list appeared in James J. Finerty's Criminalese ( 1926).
Julie Coleman, 2008
8
The Reporter
Security and Sophistication There are several rather obvious conclusions to be drawn by the student when he ponders the genesis, growth, and development of so full-blown a slang vehicle as "criminalese." The primary consideration is that ...
Max Ascoli, 1952
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The Chambers Dictionary
n criminalese criminals' slang. n crim inalist a person versed in criminul law. — n criminality the condition of being a criminal; guiltiness. n criminaliza tion or -s-. — . • crim inalize or -ise to declare someone or something criminal: to make illegal.
Allied Chambers, 1998
10
Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason
He was "a fast hand with a dictionary of criminalese and had a vast knowledge of editorial psychology." As a former Pinkerton man, his "criminalese" was taken as gospel by editors. He introduced the word "shamus" into his stories, and it ...
Dorothy Belle Hughes, 1978

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINALESE»

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All of this ratchet criminalese language. I can see Malcolm X and MLK looking at each other and saying “We died for this ish???” mmmdot. «Madame Noire, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Criminalese [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/criminalese>. Oct 2019 ».
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