Brooklyn

[ broo k-lin ]
/ ˈbrʊk lɪn /
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noun

a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).
a city in NE Ohio.

Related formsBrook·lyn·ite [broo k-luh-nahyt] /ˈbrʊk ləˌnaɪt/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brooklyn

Brooklyn

/ (ˈbrʊklɪn) /

noun

a borough of New York City, on the SW end of Long Island. Pop: 2 465 326 (2000)
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Word Origin and History for brooklyn

Brooklyn

New York City borough, named for village founded there 1646 and named for Dutch township of Breukelen near Utrecht; from Old High German bruoh "moor, marshland;" spelling of U.S. place name influenced by brook (n.), which probably is distantly related.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for brooklyn

Brooklyn

One of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

Note

The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn with Manhattan.

Note

It is noted for the special “Brooklyn accent” of its inhabitants.

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