African American Vernacular English(redirected from African American English Vernacular)
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African American Vernacular English
n. Abbr. AAVE
The set of vernacular or nonstandard varieties of English spoken by working-class African Americans and often by other African Americans in informal contexts. See Note at Black English.
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|Noun||1.||African American Vernacular English - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States|
AAVE, African American English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
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