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n. (used with a sing. verb)
Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans.
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(Languages) (functioning as singular) US another name for African-American Vernacular English
[C20: from ebony + phonics]
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or e•bon•ics(ɪˈbɒn ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
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|Noun||1.||Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States|
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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