To speak a mixture of portuguese and english at the same time. Intermingling of words in a sentence from both languages that only someone who speaks both languages, or has recently begun to learn the other, would understand.
My in-laws are from Brazil, and I know they're saying something bad about me when they spout off in portuglish.
by Junkboyy January 06, 2009
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Poorly spoken Portuguese with english words replacing those which the speaker doesn't know or can't remember. Usually spoken by 1st/2nd generation Portuguese-Americans to their older relatives.
I had to translate the doctor for my Grandfather, but my Portuglish was so bad I had to call my Uncle.
by d i s c c o m p October 20, 2008