Origin of Ebonicsblend of ebony and phonics
The definition of Ebonics is a variation of English spoken by African Americans, consisting of slang and shortened words.
An example of Ebonics is eliminating the apostrophe and any letters following the apostrophe in a word, such as I going.
black English, esp. as differentiated from Standard American English: term used chiefly by educators
nounused with a sing. verb
Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans.
Origin of EbonicsBlend of ebony phonics
- Alternative capitalization of Ebonics
- African American Vernacular English.