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  • n. An accent characteristic of African-Americans (black Americans).


Blend of black and accent (Wiktionary)


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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

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