northernmost borough of New York City, between the Harlem River & Long Island Sound
usually called the Bronx
Origin of Bronxafter Jonas Bronck, early N.Y. settler
A borough of New York City in southeast New York on the mainland north of Manhattan. The Bronx was first settled by Jonas Bronck (died c. 1643), a Dane in the service of the Dutch West India Company, and became part of New York City in 1898.
- A borough of New York City.
The term is always preceded by the definite article "the", and thus expressed as the Bronx.
Originally Bronck's Land after Jonas Bronck (1600–1643).