a language white people continue to criticize while simultaneously steal and make profitable
White Boy 1: Ugh, I can't understand any of her tweets and her "ebonics". Can you believe how they just destroy the English language?

White Boy 2: I know, I was just talking to the bae about it.
by jacycake June 26, 2014
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.
A dialect of English used primarily by African Americans but also used by others in urban settings. Definitions that characterize ebonics as a bastardized form of English are chauvinistic and promote division and hatred. The existence of ebonics is probably a primary reason for this site's existence.
"Hell-yizzel to the shizzel-nizzel"
"Fo-shizzel!"
by language student June 13, 2003
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
A combination of English and dialects of African-Americans descended from West African peoples. Sometimes known as African American Vernacular English, but thats a bitch term.
Hey, yo boy, we ain't speakin' no ebonics, watchu talkin' bout nigga.
by Steagles February 12, 2006
n. Complex language made up of slang terms. Usually spoken in the ghetto.
Ebonics: Why you all up in my grill yo?

English: Why are you invading my personal space?
by freakinitbaby January 24, 2003
At its most literal level, Ebonics simply means 'black speech' (a blend of the words ebony 'black' and phonics 'sounds'). The term was created in 1973 by a group of black scholars who disliked the negative connotations of terms like 'Nonstandard Negro English' that had been coined in the 1960s when the first modern large-scale linguistic studies of African American speech-communities began.

The fact is that most of the vocabulary of Ebonics is from English and that much of its pronunciation (e.g. pronouncing final 'th' as 'f') and grammar (e.g. double negatives, "I don't want none") could have come from the nonstandard dialects of English (WHITE!) indentured servants and other workers with whom African slaves interacted.

Southern Caucasian speech has been referred to as Whibonics (White Ebonics).

Just to emphasize its English origins, I'll point to the fact that most of the vocabulary of Ebonics is from English and that much of its pronunciation (e.g. pronouncing final th as f) and grammar (e.g. double negatives, "I don't want none") could have come from the nonstandard dialects of English indentured servants and other workers with whom African slaves interacted.
African American Ebonics:
Fo Sho (For Sure) / Wuddup or Wassup (What's Up), etc.

Caucasian Ebonics:
Get the Caah (Car) Boston / Who dat deah (Who's that There) / I like to had a heart attack (I likened to have had a heart attack), etc.
by H8IGNORANCE October 11, 2014

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