Ebonics meaning

ĭ-bŏnĭks, ēbŏn-
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.

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Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans.
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Black English, esp. as differentiated from Standard American English.
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Alternative capitalization of Ebonics.
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African American Vernacular English.
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Origin of ebonics

  • Blend of ebony phonics

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of ebony and phonics. Ebonics was coined by Robert L. Williams in 1973 and first used in his book Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks.

    From Wiktionary