Ebonics

Ebonics

[ih-bon-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
Also, ebonics.


Origin:
1970–75, Americanism; blend of of ebony and phonics

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ebonics (ɪˈbɒnɪks)
 
n
(US) (functioning as singular) another name for African-American Vernacular English
 
[C20: from ebony + phonics]

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Ebonics
"African-American vernacular English," 1975, as title of a book by R.L. Williams, a blend of ebony and phonics.
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