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 (ĭ-bŏn′ĭks, ē′bŏn′-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans.

[Blend of ebony and phonics.]


(Languages) (functioning as singular) US another name for African-American Vernacular English
[C20: from ebony + phonics]


or e•bon•ics

(ɪˈbɒn ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
[1970–75, Amer.; b. of ebony and phonics]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
American English, American language, American - the English language as used in the United States
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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