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  • proper n. The dialect of American English spoken in the borough of Brooklyn in New York.


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Brooklyn +‎ -ese


  • When Dodger wasnt being a professional and speaking with hotel guests, he had a fast way of speaking that he called Brooklynese.

    Pendragon: Book Eight: The Pilgrims of Rayne

  • Others -- like "Brooklynese" -- are not in fact real languages, but

    The New York Observer -

  • The streets were thick with cabs, the sidewalks clogged with tourists speaking languages as far-flung as Ukrainian and the slightly closer-to-home dialect known as Brooklynese.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • I believe, from a lot of research and knowledge of NYC, Dutch languages, that the so-called Brooklynese accent, derived from the original Dutch accents in NY.

    DSLreports - front page

  • Cawfee Mug: Channel the inner New Yorker and diner coffee lover with the "Brooklynese" mug.

    Serious Eats

  • Or he can go for an approximation, adopting a kind of Brooklynese, for example, but this would not evoke Döblin's louche Berlin milieu so much as Damon Runyon's New York. [

    The Genius of Berlin

  • Or Doiby Dickles, a wrench-wielding cabbie who spoke Brooklynese and hung out with the original Green Lantern.

    Reasons for Robin, #8

  • Quindlen, who once wrote the "About New York" column in the New York Times, nails the milieu — the Brooklynese, the cops 'wives' talk, the love and fear in the family affected by domestic violence, and especially the repercussions.

    The Week in Books, or Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading!

  • London firm Today Translations give tourists a hand in understanding confusing Brooklynese: Today Translations has posted an ad on craigslist seeking speakers of ''Brooklyn English,' with good knowledge of accent, slang, nuances' to help foreigners who 'find it an unexpected challenge.'

    Archive 2010-04-25

  • But he felt her smile against his lips as they were brought back to where they stood by the brusque voice of a passing man, who advised in his native Brooklynese that maybe they should go and get a room.

    The Overton Window


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