(also Palari or Palare)
noun a form of theatrical slang incorporating Italianate words, rhyming slang, and Romany, used especially by homosexuals.
C19: from Ital. parlare 'to speak'.

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  • Polari — Gesprochen in Vereinigtes Königreich Sprachcodes ISO 639 1: ISO 639 2: mis (nicht kodierte Sprachen) ISO 639 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • polari — Element prim de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia (referitor la) polarizare . [var. polaro . / < fr., it. polari , cf. gr. polos – pol]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 26.07.2005. Sursa: DN  POLARI /POLARO elem. polarizare . (< fr. polari ,… …   Dicționar Român

  • polari- — ♦ Élément, du gr. polein « tourner ». ⇒POLARI , POLARO , élém. formant Élém. tiré, d apr. polaire, du gr. «tourner», entrant dans la constr. de qq. termes de biol., de phys. et d opt. V. polarimètre, polarimétrie, polarographe, polarographie et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Polari — Infobox Language name=Polari nativename=Palare, Parlary, Palarie, Palari, Parlyaree region=United Kingdom and Ireland speakers=no estimate available familycolor=Indo European family=based English, Italian and Romany with variations… …   Wikipedia

  • Polari — /pəˈlari/ (say puh lahree) noun a slang language perhaps derived from a trading and military lingua franca of the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, heavily influenced by Italian and Occitan; popular in British theatrical and comedy circles,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Polari — /peuh lahr ee, paw /, n. a distinctive English argot in use since at least the 18th century among groups of theatrical and circus performers and in certain homosexual communities, derived largely from Italian, directly or through Lingua Franca.… …   Universalium

  • Polari — noun a) A cant used by the homosexual community in Britain, in the London fishmarkets, and in the theatre, attested since at least the 19th century and popularised in the 1950s and 1960s by the camp characters Julian and Sandy in the popular… …   Wiktionary

  • polari — verb To talk …   Wiktionary

  • polari... — po|la|ri..., Po|la|ri..., auch polaro..., Polaro... <zu mlat. polaris (vgl. ↑polar)> Wortbildungselement mit der Bedeutung »gegensätzliche Erscheinungen bzw. unterschiedliche Pole betreffend«, z. B. Polarimetrie, Polarigrafie …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Polari — ISO 639 3 Code : pld ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

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