New Yorkese

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


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

Origin of New Yorkese

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; New York + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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.