African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also called African American English, Black English, Black Vernacular, or Black English Vernacular (BEV), is a type variety (dialect, ethnolect and sociolect) of the American English language. It is known colloquially as Ebonics (a portmanteau of "ebony" and "phonics"). With pronunciation that in some respects is common to Southern American English, the variety is spoken by many blacks in the United States. AAVE shares many characteristics with various Creole English dialects spoken by blacks in much of the world. AAVE also has pronunciation, grammatical structures, and vocabulary in common with various West African languages. Ebonics is not merely just the use of urban or "slang" words, but rather it is the manipulation and transformation of the English language (ie, In the sentence "I want to have sex with a chickenhead", a slang word is used, but the speaker is not using ebonics.)
"He workin'."- He is working (right now).

"He been hit dat from last week."- He has already had sex with that(her), since last week.

"I'm finna go get some chicken." I am (or possibly I am considering) going to get chicken.

"I aint doin' nuthin' fo'dat ho."- I am not going to do anything for that whorish woman.

"Don't be tellin' me dat I can't talk good cuz I speak ebonics."- Do not tell me that I am unable to speak well just because I speak ebonics.
About the LAMEST, most pathetic excuse a person could come up with for not bothering to learn even the most basic of semi-proper English.
I don havta' speak no propa English! I speaks ebonics, yo!
by Zuniga July 17, 2006
A version of english made up of a variety of slang words. Stands for ebony and phonics. Widely spoken among the african american culture.
"Holla holla, my homey!"
"Yo dawg, whats crack-a-lackin'?"
"It's all good up herre in dis hood"
"Tight!"
by Amber April 03, 2003
A word coined by wishy washy liberal buffoons in Oakland California to describe the dialect of the typical Oakland black person. They made up the word to justify teaching black people how to talk like black people, so the students in Oakland schools would pass at least one course.
It time fo ebonic class. I learnin how to shuck n jive.
by Joao Bufamarillo May 14, 2005
Ebony + Phonics = Ebonics
Was once a college course that could be taken but was rid of due to lack of popluarity. Now just a form of slang.
I admire your fashonable running shoes = Drop dem nikes of yo ass before I blast you motha fucker.
by SillyChuckWilly January 22, 2005
words added to the english language when rap ran out of words to rhyme. thus keeping the industry alive. ex. dub, shizzle, etc. the official language of the the mentally challenged.
"fo shizzle izzle ma nizzle"
by pickledspork July 07, 2005
Characteristic of the speech of uneducated, ghetto-fab teens who can't be arsed up to speak in intelligible English.
"What's a insult that begins with H?"
"Uh, I can think of one, but it's kind of ebonic..."
by MissionDoll May 10, 2005
From Monty Python's Ebonics language lesson...
(classical music plays)
And now, todays Ebonic Language lesson...

"Meeting Girls!"

1."My,you're a lovely young lady..."

"DA--, bit--, youz a fine muther f-er"

DA--, bit--, yous a fine mother f-er(*ding*)

2."Let's go for a ride, shall we?..."

hey baby, lets jump in my lo-rider, and lets rotate these tires!

Hey baby, lets jump in my low-rider, and lets rotate these tires... (*ding*)


3."You are beutiful.I would like to make love to you..."

Da--bi--, u'r stupa fly,let me pull up to your bumper and smack that monkey!

Da--bi--, your stupa fly,let me pull up to your bumper and smack that monkey...

4."Greeting old friends..."

Hello, sir

Whad~up?... dawg!

Whadup... dawg(*ding*)

5.May I borrow some money ?

hey, let me hold some me n's, i will hit you back on the first , my brother.

Hey, let me hold some me n's, I will hit you back on the first, my brother.(*ding*)

6.You dont have it? Thanks anyway...

F--- YOU!

F---you.(*ding*)

7. Making new friends...

Hello, sir...

WhadUP!

WhadUP.(*ding*)

8. I admire your fashionable running shoes...

Drop dem nikes off yo ass befo i blast u muther f-er!

Drop them nikes off yo ass before i blast you mother f-er.(*ding*)

I used to be a stuck-up white boy fake in the funk... bump that, I aint no bull---- to the front street no more, thanks to the wake-up crew's Ebonics Language Lesson

Available in a hood near you...
by Russell Duce January 30, 2005

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