Standard American English

[ stan-derduh-mer-i-kuhn ing-glish, or, often, -lish ]

  1. 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

Origin of Standard American English

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby Standard American English Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023