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  • noun US, nonstandard, humorous, neologism An accent characteristic of African-Americans (black Americans).


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Blend of black and accent


  • As members of the black middle class, we are experts at turning off and on the "blaccent".

    Jack & Jill Politics

  • Obama may have developed his blaccent by hanging out with Michelle, her family and the South Side of Chicago folks but even if he never hung out with any black people whatsoever, you'd still be able to identify him as a black person.

    Jack & Jill Politics

  • That's how I can tell somebody is black 9 times out of 10 on the phone no matter what accent or blaccent they use.

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    March 4, 2009

  • blaccent, n.

    Salon, 03 January 2016:

    There’s something that’s linguistically interesting about it. Most Americans know you can usually hear that a person is black even if you can’t see them and even if they’re not using any slang. I sometimes call it the “blaccent.” The blaccent is mostly about the coloring of a few vowels – the “a” in cat and the “o” in hot. It happens that these two vowels are the two in “black bodies.”

    January 31, 2016

  • blaccent, n.

    Teen Vogue, 2 August 2017:

    Unlike other physical executions of blackface (such as by Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, Sarah Silverman on her own show, Rachel Dolezal, or the authors of AB to Jay-Z) that require physical alternations and usually a change in demeanor (like Iggy Azalea’s “blaccent”), digital blackface is in some ways a more seamless transformation. Digital blackface uses the relative anonymity of online identity to embody blackness. In the case of Mandi Harrington, a white woman who masqueraded as the fictional “LaQueeta Jones,” digital blackface became a means for her to defend musician Ani DiFranco’s decision to host a retreat at a slave plantation. Digital minstrels often operate under stolen profile pictures and butchered AAVE. Quite often it comes in the form of an excessive use of reaction GIFs with images of black people.

    January 5, 2018