New Yorkese

[ yawr-keez, -kees ]
/ yɔrˈkiz, -ˈkis /

noun

the speech thought to be characteristic of a person from New York City, as in pronunciation or vocabulary.

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Origin of New Yorkese

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; New York + -ese
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Example sentences from the Web for New Yorkese

  • He spoke in German and she answered in New-Yorkese, while her nimble fingers wrestled with the task of back-buttoning her apron.