sociolect
Definition - A dialect that is associated with a particular social class.

Etymology -
The word was coined by concatenating the combining forms socio and -lect

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1972:
"[….] Dialect refers to a set of features delimited geographically; sociolect to a socially distributed set."
(J. L. Dillard Black English iii. 300)



Please comment

Email: