African-american-vernacular-english Definition

noun
The set of vernacular or nonstandard varieties of English spoken by working-class African Americans and often by other African Americans in informal contexts.
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Synonyms:
ebonicsBlack Vernacular EnglishBlack Vernacularblack-english-vernacularblack-englishafrican american englishaave
pronoun

A variation of Modern English spoken predominately by lower socioeconomic class individuals of African descent, usually in urban or suburban surroundings in the United States.

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