a black American of African descent.
of or relating to African Americans.
Where Did African American Vernacular English Come From?AAVE is unfairly stigmatized and sometimes labeled "bad English." But, the grammar is actually as complex as Standard American English (SAE), possibly even more so, and with different rules.
Also Af·ri·can-A·mer·i·can, Afro-American.
Origin of African American
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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