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The use of nonstandard spellings, such as enuff for enough or wuz for was, to indicate that the speaker is uneducated or using colloquial, dialectal, or nonstandard speech.
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the literary use of misspellings that are intended to convey a speaker's lack of education or use of dialectal pronunciations but that are actually respellings of standard pronunciations, as wimmin for “women” or wuz for “was.”
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|Noun||1.||eye dialect - the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker|
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