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A speech impediment which commonly afflicts African-Americans. Causes speech to become nearly impossible to understand, except by those who also speak ebonics.
"Did you understand anything he just said? He must have been using ebonics."
by brandon March 16, 2006
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A form of the English language, mostly inhabited by African-Americans. Most commonly confused with friendly slang such as "wassup" and "hey how you doin'". Ebonics has a historical background, mostly underappreciated by uneducated 'Crombie guys. During the times of early slavery, it was spoken mostly in the south as an alternate language to English, since their own native languages were forbidden. It has since survived centuries of change and been altered into today's form of african-american slang.
Ebonics: "Ayo wassup ma, damn yous lookin fly why dont you let me holla atchu for a hot minute"

Proper English: "Hello, miss, you are looking very beautiful. I was wondering if you could possibly spare a minute of your time so that I could get to know you better."

Old (southern) Ebonics: "Whyontchu brin dem oba here an let meh getcha sum colta drin yous been werkin eba sin da sun done come awn up, yous gonna hurchoself likeat."

Proper English: "Why don't you bring those over here and let me get you a cold beverage. You have been working diligently since sunrise. This is not good for your health."
by la mejor November 27, 2005
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fucking uncivilized ghetto punks speak ebonics
by Abercrombie and Fitch boy December 20, 2004
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The way you talk when your vocabulary is limited to less then 500 words, just simply add an -izzle, drop a few letters, or misspell completely. Note: George W. Bush does this on a much more sophisticted scale.
Yo Dawg, are you going to the gamizzle?

fo sho!
by Danny Pouliot February 18, 2005
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Also called African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)Black English, Black Vernacular, or Black English Vernacular (BEV). A creole of the American English language. Known colloquially as Ebonics, Ebo, or Jive. With pronunciation that in some respects is common to that of Southern American English, as the majority of the slaves' descendants first lived in the South. Spoken by many people of African descent in the United States and ethnic minorities worldwide. Shares many characteristics with various Creole English dialects spoken by people of African descent in much of the world. NOT simply "bad English", as it has grammatical origins in, and pronunciation characteristics in common with, various West African languages.

NOT the same as urban or hip-hop slang ("izzle's", crack-a-lackin'), although urban slang has been greatly influenced by AAVE
Ebonics has contributed to Standard American English words of African origin ("gumbo", "goober", "yam", "banjo", "bogus") and slang expressions ("cool," "hip," "hep cat").
by Khalisah April 05, 2006
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Completely unrelated to 'Ebonics', E-bonics are the words and abbreviations that are only used between people when they are on the internet or texting.
"lulz u see teh patriots epic fail? gg belicheat ftl"
"wtf did you just say to me? I don't know e-bonics"

"z0mg zerg rush ^_^;;"
"wut? korean e-bonics is way different than regular e-bonics"

"idk my bff jill?"
"god dammit i hate when commercials use e-bonics"
by Patrick WWP November 22, 2009
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A type of slang language mainly used by African Americans.
Hey yo, let's go rob dat bank and shoot dat person and smoke dat weed yo.
by C June 15, 2004
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