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Black English

or black Eng·lish

[ blak-ing-glish, or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈblæk ˈɪŋ glɪʃ, or, often, -lɪʃ /
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Definition of Black English

noun
any of a variety of dialects of English or English-based pidgins and creoles associated with and used by some Black people.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of Black English

First recorded in 1730–35

historical usage of Black English

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