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  • n. A Bostonian.
  • proper n. The style of speech typical of Bostonians.


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Boston +‎ -ese


  • "Dorchestah is where the Wahlbergs are from!" he said in an exaggerated Bostonese, of the former home turf of actor Mark Wahlberg, a star of "The Departed."

    Boston's Mob Tours Reel in Tourists

  • The famous Lowell lectures -- established about seventy-five years ago as free gifts to the people -- are enthusiastically attended by audiences as Bostonese as one could hope to congregate; and in all sorts of queer nests in this vicinity are Theosophical reading-rooms, small halls where Buddhism is studied or New Thought taught, and half a hundred very new or very old philosophies, religions, fads, fashions, reforms, and isms find shelter.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

  • Bostonese pronunciation; affection for the honorable traditions, noble buildings, distinguished men and women.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

  • BROWNING, Robert, a cryptogram writer whose poems are deciphered by the Bostonese and cultured

    Who Was Who: 5000 B.C. to Date: Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be.

  • There was almost a Bostonese austerity about the great men of that early time and circle.

    Fifth Avenue

  • Her Winthrop and Endicott blood advertised itself in her Bostonese, but she was sound and strong and the way she instantly got at the invoice price of Henry and his real worth, pleased me.

    The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me

  • Then he hiked back to Bill's and went for him in broken Bostonese, winding up with:

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • The unfortunate lady was essentially of the Boston connection; but she must have been, and probably through Emerson, a friend of my parents -- mustn't she have held "conversations," in the finest exotic Bostonese, in New

    A Small Boy and Others

  • Symposium of professors and authors meeting near the end of the 19th century, and basking in the smiles of _cultured_ Boston! or at least that portion which is devoted to the Bostonese idea of philosophy, and thinks the feeblest glimmer of antiquity worth more than the science of to-day.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887 Volume 1, Number 8

  • It's the marriage of the misplaced r and the unpredictable a, I have decided, that gives Bostonese its peculiar flavor and so frequently bewilders us auslanders.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 2 No 1


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