Definition of Ebonics

1. Noun. A nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States.




Definition of Ebonics

1. Proper noun. African American Vernacular English. ¹

2. Proper noun. (alternative capitalization of Ebonics) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ebonics

1. a dialect of English spoken by some African-Americans [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ebonics

Eberth's bacillus
Eberth's lines
Ebeye
Ebionite
Ebionites
Ebionitic
Eblaite
Eblis
Ebner's glands
Ebner's reticulum
Ebola
Ebola fever
Ebola hemorrhagic fever
Ebola virus
Ebonic
Ebonics
Ebony
Ebro
Ebro River
Ebstein's sign
Eburones
Eburophyton
Eburophyton austinae
Ecballium elaterium
Ecbatana
Ecc.
Eccl.
Eccles
Eccles.

Literary usage of Ebonics

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1. One America Indivisible: A National Conversation on American Pluralism and by Sheldon Hackney (1999)
"... bilingual education, English as the official language, "ebonics" (neologism derived from "ebony" and "phonics" used to describe the speech patterns of ..."

2. The Urban Condition: space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... inner-city ebonics) and Spanglish, which has been called “an effortless dance between English and Spanish, with the two languages clutched so closely ..."

3. Every Student Succeeds: A Conceptual Framework For Students At Risk Of by Dennis Parker (1994)
"Students who are native speakers of English may use a dialect, such as Black English (also referred to as Black Language, ebonics, or Non- standard English) ..."

4. Memoirs of a Winnerby Gary Ward Scott by Gary Ward Scott (2007)
"Or (and this one can also be a black dude screaming, jiving ebonics), "What did you say? You making fun of me or what?" "Alzo" is the black dude: "Hey, ..."

5. Better Than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press and Pop Culture by Baratunde Rafig Thurston (2004)
"He has dread locks, but does not try to talk ebonics. His room is actually in the guest house, symbolizing his need to be “away” from “the guys. ..."

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