bidialectal

bi•di•a•lec•tal
[[t]ˌbaɪ daɪ əˈlɛk təl[/t]] adj.
ling. proficient in or using two dialects of the same language
Etymology: 1965–70 bi`di•a•lec′tal•ism, bi•di′a•lect•ism, n. bi`di•a•lec′tal•ist, n. bi`di•a•lec′tal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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