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Ebonics

or e·bon·ics

[ ih-bon-iks ]
/ ɪˈbɒn ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
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Origin of Ebonics

An Americanism first recorded in 1970–75; blend of ebony and phonics

historical usage of Ebonics

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British Dictionary definitions for Ebonics

ebonics
/ (ɪˈbɒnɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) US another name for African-American Vernacular English

Word Origin for ebonics

C20: from ebony + phonics
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