noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: blend of ebony and phonics Date: 1973 Black English

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  • Ebonics — ou Ebonic est un terme anglais originellement employé aux États Unis pour caractériser la variété linguistique parlée par les Afro américains ou plus généralement par la population noire. Depuis 1996, ce terme désigne la langue vernaculaire… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ebonics — African American vernacular English, 1975, as title of a book by U.S. professor R.L. Williams (b.1930); a blend of EBONY (Cf. ebony) and PHONICS (Cf. phonics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ebonics — 1. (ebonics) (7339↑, 2909↓) A poor excuse for a failure to grasp the basics of english. When in doubt, throw an izzle sound in the middle of any word of just string random thoughts together and insinuate that they actually mean something. When… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Ebonics — The term Ebonics was originally intended and sometimes used for the language of all people of African ancestry, or for that of Black North American and West African people, emphasizing the African roots of the former; since 1996 it has been… …   Wikipedia

  • Ebonics — /i bon iks/, n. (used with a singular v.) See Black English. Also, ebonics. [1970 75, Amer.; b. of EBONY and PHONICS] * * * ▪ dialect also called  African American Vernacular English (AAVE) , formerly  Black English Vernacular (BEV)  …   Universalium

  • ebonics — {{#}}{{LM E43947}}{{〓}} {{[}}ebonics{{]}} ‹e·bo·nics› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Dialecto del inglés hablado por afroamericanos: • El ebonics utiliza vocabulario inglés y reglas gramaticales propias de lenguas africanas.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} Del …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • Ebonics — n American a variety of English mainly consisting of street slang and in use among young blacks in the late 1990s. The word is con structed from ebony and phonics . The school board in Oakland, California, was the first to recognise Ebonics, also …   Contemporary slang

  • Ebonics — noun African American Vernacular English …   Wiktionary

  • Ebonics — n. Ebony + phonics. Another word for Black English, which the American Speech Language and Hearing Association now recognizes as a separate dialect with its own syntax and vocabulary. Related Words: antilanguage cryptolect ebonic poetry edubabble …   New words

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