from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See African American Vernacular English. See Usage Note at Black English.
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- proper n. African American Vernacular English.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
Blend of ebony and phonics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of ebony and phonics. Ebonics was coined by Robert L. Williams in 1973 and first used in his book Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks. (Wiktionary)