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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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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
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A lame excuse in a pathetic attempt to explain away the fact that black students don't do as well in academics as Caucasian students. It was actually proposed in Oakland California that black students be taught in ebonics. In an absurd attempt to raise black students test scores.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
once i's wus thougt of as stoopid and un able to comunicat naw tanks to dis new ebonics i's iz bi-ling-u-al
by Rapsucks1738 July 11, 2006
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a pseudo-"language". the word was created to make people unable to learn english have higher self esteem.
Many people who have immigrated to America quickly learn to speak better english than the ebonic speaking community. No one who speaks Ebonics has ever won a Nobel Peace Prize of McArthur Genuis Grant. Nor will they. Ever. Ebonics is not a language that screams "intelligence"
Only about 7% of the population speaks Ebonics but 70% of carjackers do. About 80% of males who say they are "babydaddy" to someone's children as opposed to being there "father" also do.
by jane doe the 6th August 18, 2009
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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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Ignorant slang used predominately by black Americans, though also used by a segment of the white population known as "wiggers".
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Pretty much terrible and annoying...the only people that speak it are rappers or "gangsta's", uneducated white people that think MTV is the world, and those emulating aforementioned shitty rappers. The word "gangsta" itself is an ebonic contraction of the word "gangster." In order to make one's shitty music/lack of education seem almost ok but not quite there yet.

Also, an excuse to talk like a total dumbass and say something that would not normally be acceptable but in this case it is unintelligible so said speaker can get away with it.
Jeff-"Yo, i gotsta ta gets me some bling-bling all up in dis bitch so's I can roll on ma twenty-fo's"
Ian-"I swear to god, cut out the ebonics before I cut out your tongue"
by Almost Fantastic Dan April 08, 2008
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