1) A language used as vernacular for communication amongst many speakers of different languages, i.e. a creole.
2) An early version of this, a mix of English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and other languages with Italian.
3) (British) The English variant used by many Asian immigrants, mixing English with Indian tongues like Gujarati, Urdu/Hindi, Sinhalese, etc.
1) Swahili is the lingua franca in East Africa. Millions of people who speak indigenous languages also speak it for communication.
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1. The few words one knows in another language sufficient to start a fight.

2. A fight over the proper use of a word.
1. Bottom doesn’t speak Spanish; he only knows enough of the lingua fracas to get into trouble.

2. “ ‘Impact’ is a verb only in the lingua fracas.”
“You mean, like, when my fist impacts your face?”
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A commonly used language in a particular region.
English could be considered the lingua franca of the Internet, because it is on the majority of websites.

1337 5p34k has become the lingua franca of sorts of IRC and chat rooms.
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The language hos universally use to communicate their sluttiness both amongst one another and to non-hos, such as prude, judgmental girls and horny dudes.
"Girl, what's up with all that nasty-talk? We're not on a porn set."
"Oh don't mind me. That's just my lingua skanka."
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