Dictionary.com

Ebonics

or e·bon·ics

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

noun (used with a singular verb)
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
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