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Standard American English

[ stan-derduh-mer-i-kuhn ing-glish, or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈstæn dərd əˈmɛr ɪ kən ˈɪŋ glɪʃ, or, often, -lɪʃ /
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noun
the form of the English language used in the United States in formal and professional speech and writing, as taught in schools and heard on newscasts, adhering to fixed norms of spelling, grammar, and usage in written and spoken contexts, and neutralizing nonstandard dialectal variation.Abbreviation: SAE
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Origin of Standard American English

First recorded in 1930–35
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