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a bartering language used by disenfranchised black youth disguised as the common audible sounds of the mentally challenged, used for the illegal trade of: women, money, marijuana, popeyes fried chicken, guns, candy and crack cocaine
ebonics is actually more efficient when there are only 7 possible subjects.
by shogun11 December 03, 2010
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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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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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Ignorant slang used predominately by black Americans, though also used by a segment of the white population known as "wiggers".
by RO191 June 11, 2010
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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").
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What happens when you take a large minority of people and confine them to run down neighbourhoods commonly called ghettos. Put them in a spot were the most alluring job is the hustling of crack rock and were school is a place were you might get shot, and suddenly a firm grasp on the english language dosen't seem so important anymore.
Check out Ebonics by Big L, some guy already posted the lyrics.
by mrpopenfresh September 05, 2005
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Ebonics: A dialect used by individuals that are handicapped because their mother dresses them funny and they can't carry their books or get up stairs to the school because they have to hold up their pants causing illiteracy.
If the liberals created a program to supply suspenders to the illiterate neighborhoods this could solve the problem. They could call it the in school suspension program. students could learn english and leave ebonics behind.
by Kustomgadget March 12, 2006
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