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  • adjective dated Of, or from, Manhattan.

Etymologies

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Manhattan +‎ -ese

Examples

  • Manhattan, however, stands well as a substantive, and "Manhattanese," which I observe Mr. COOPER has adopted in some of his writings, would be a very good appellation for a citizen of the commercial metropolis.

    Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies

  • Brave, youthful contestants tackled words such as "ambuscade '' and" Manhattanese. ''

    Meet the Bees

  • Nay, more, in the rapid growth and change of things American, the present generation of New Yorkers are likely to lose sight of the lions of their immediate progenitors; and unless some Manhattanese scholiast should write a commentary on the poem in time, its allusions, and with them most of its wit, will be in danger of perishing entirely.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 6, August 5, 1850

  • My first impressions of "the Empire city," as the proud Manhattanese fondly style it, were, certainly, not favourable; rather the contrary, I may say at once, without any "beating about the bush."

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.

  • Come here, I want to talk with you; I, Walt, the Manhattanese, citizen of these States, call you.

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • (Let the future behold them all in me—Me, so puzzling and contradictory—Me, a Manhattanese, the most loving and arrogant of men;)

    Notes, 1–9

  • Yet comes one, a Manhattanese, and ever at parting, kisses me lightly on the lips with robust love,

    Behold this Swarthy Face

  • Does it see behind the apparent custodians, the real custodians, standing, menacing, silent—the mechanics, Manhattanese, western men, southerners, significant alike in their apathy, and in the promptness of their love?

    As I Sat Alone by Blue Ontario’s Shores

  • A Manhattanese bred, fond of Brooklyn, fond of Broadway, fond of the life of the wharves and the great ferries,

    Notes, 80–89

  • As to his talk about comrades and Manhattanese car-drivers, and brass-founders displaying their brawny arms round each other's brawny necks, all this gush and sentiment in

    Emerson and Other Essays

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