pronounced "bah-nick-er" (and i'm not particularly sure of the spelling, sorry) it is a term used to refer to people who are natives to the Hamptons, in Long Island, New York. These people are also called "townies," or "baymen." Who knows where it came from, but very often people who spend their time year-round in the Hamptons as residents are very poor, and rely heavily on tourism for money.
As Billy Joel said, "Can't make a livin' as a bayman anymore," this bodes true for bannekers who are mostly uneducated and fairly poor.
The banneker had only three teeth in his mouth as he sat with his pole on Commercial Dock.
"Who comes to this bar during the winter?" Said John.
"Oh, only the bannekers, then they drag themselves home and never pay their tabs," answers the bartender.
A small town in New Jersey, where the kids either go to public school or a small select group go to private schools in another town. A town where all the girls go get mani-pedis on Friday afternoons. Where we have to drive 15 minutes just to reach our beloved Coach and Louis Vuitton stores and where we sit in the local diner drinking coffe. Where the some girls dress with almost nothing on.
We travel as far as we can to the closets mall and all we want is a Coach store in the new Chester Mall.