Dictionary.com

Ebonics

or e·bon·ics

[ ih-bon-iks ]
/ ɪˈbɒn ɪks /
Save This Word!

noun (used with a singular verb)
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Ebonics

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

historical usage of Ebonics

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Ebonics in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK