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.
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(n.) derivative word form resulting from the combination of "ebony" (referring to pigmentation) and "phonics". An evolving form of American English popularized in multimedia. Once only heard/spoken primarily in impoverished urban neighborhoods, it has infiltrated American culture to the point where some of the nation's largest public school districts even considered teaching it as part of the general curriculum.
The "For Dummies" publishing company would make a mint if they printed an "Ebonics For Dummies" title.
by fugitive247 November 28, 2004
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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
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A type of slang mostly used by your typical "thuged-out" niggas
Artist: Big L
Album: The Big Picture
Song: Ebonics


Yo, pay attention
And listen real closely how I break this slang shit down

Check it, my weed smoke is my lye
A ki of coke is a pie
When I'm lifted, I'm high
With new clothes on, I'm fly
Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks
Money is chips, movies is flicks
Also, cribs is homes, jacks is pay phones
Cocaine is nose candy, cigarettes is bones
A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox
Fat diamonds is rocks and jakes is cop
And if you got rubbed, you got stuck
You got shot, you got bucked
And if you got double-crossed, you got fucked
Your bankroll is your poke, a choke hold is a yoke
A kite is a note, a con is a okey doke
And if you got punched that mean you got snuffed
To clean is to buff, a bull scare is a strong bluff
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus: repeat (2X)

"Speak with criminal slang" -Nas
That's just the way that I talk, yo
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill" -Nas

Yo, yo
A burglary is a jook, a woof's a crook
Mobb Deep already explained the meanin' of shook
If you caught a felony, you caught a F
If you got killed, you got left
If you got the dragon, you got bad breath
If you 730, that mean you crazy
Hit me on the hip means page me
Angel dust is sherm, if you got AIDS, you got the germ
If a chick gave you a disease, then you got burned
Max mean to relax, guns and pistols is gats
Condoms is hats, critters is cracks
The food you eat is your grub
A victim's a mark
A sweat box is a small club, your tick is your heart
Your apartment is your pad
Your old man is your dad
The studio is the lab and heated is mad
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

The iron horse is the train and champaign is bubbly
A deuce is a honey that's ugly
If your girl is fine, she's a dime
A suit is a fine, jewelry is shine
If you in love, that mean you blind
Genuine is real, a face card is a hundred dollar bill
A very hard, long stare is a grill
If you sneakin' to go see a girl, that mean you creepin'
Smilin' is cheesin', bleedin' is leakin'
Beggin is bummin, if you nuttin you comin
Takin' orders is sunnin', an ounce of coke is a onion
A hotel's a telly, a cell phone's a celly
Jealous is jelly, your food box is your belly
To guerrilla mean to use physical force
You took a L, you took a loss
To show off mean floss, uh
I know you like the way I'm freakin' it
I talk with slang and I'ma never stop speakin' it

Chorus (2X)

Yeah, yeah
One love to my big brother, Big Lee
Holdin' it down
Yeah, Flamboyant for life
Yeah yeah, Flamboyant for life
by Ass August 13, 2004
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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.
by pickledspork July 7, 2005
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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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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 3, 2003
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