a mispronunciation of the word "ask"
I aksed him where he's from
by Ganja February 18, 2003
What retards say when they don't know how to pronounce the word ask.
"Yo dogg... I gotta aks you a question."
by marcotte March 10, 2003
A mispronunciation of the word "ask." Commonly used by African-American's.
Black guy: Yo G Homie! Get ova herr! I gotta aks you a question!
by Beavis December 21, 2004
Aks is a common way to pronounce "ask."

Etymologically, the word ask is derived from the Old English word for "ask". The Old English term had two forms, acsian and ascian, the former being the literary standard until about 1600 when the latter gained the imprimatur of being the high style variant. The /aks/ variant was and still is utilized in several dialects of United Kingdom and is particularly associated with the West Country dialect of England.

In the United States, the /aks/ variant is a particular feature of African American Vernacular English (AAVE). It is possible that /aks/ variant was also the form most commonly used in the dialect of English to which the slaves were originally exposed, and has persisted in AAVE for the same sociolinguistic reasons that other features persist. The /aks/ variable in AAVE is unique in that it is the only example of such a phonetic shift, and thus is unique to the word "ask."

The /aks/ variant is an example of the natural switching of sounds called metathesis. This occurs usually because in the speech sound patterns of that language or dialect that pronunciation may be easier. This is not a degenerate way of speaking. All languages and dialects are linguistically equal as they are all systematic and rule governed.

Racist motherfuckers.
Stating that aks is ignorant or lazy is just an example of imposing a value system by treating one variety as privileged.
by Don't Aks Me November 25, 2009
Lazy-talk for "ask". Some individuals with abnormally large mouth parts and an unwillingness to learn and practice proper English pronunciations will intentionally utter this mispronunciation, because it's too much effort to generate the sound of a "k" immediately subsequent to the sound of an "s". And now, since it's accepted and not questioned, why bother?
SFN 1: Well, nigga, why dontcha aks him?!
SFN 2: You mean kill him?
SFN 1: No, dummass, aks him!
SFN 2: What the fuck! I'm not gonna axe him!
SFN 1: Sheeit, you ain't gonna find out where the shit is then!
SFN 2: If I axe him, I sure as fuck won't!
SFN 1: Get the fuck out...I'll aks him!
by Tizzy Illfate July 06, 2006
How black people say ask
ay ay ay laqueefa lemme aks you somfin
by justheretoaks June 19, 2009
A word normally used by Black Americans, commonly in hiphop music. Its probably a way of saying that they dont give a shit about pronouncing words correctly.
"why do i call myself a nigga ya aks me?" (from "niggaz 4 life" by N.W.A.)
by zeroshit October 18, 2007

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