bidialectal

bidialectal
bidialectalism, bidialectism, n.bidialectalist, n.bidialectally, adv.
/buy'duy euh lek"teuhl/, adj.
proficient in or using two dialects of the same language.
[1965-70; BI-1 + DIALECTAL, on the model of BILINGUAL]

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