African American Vernacular English

noun

: african american english
abbreviation AAVE

Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of African American Vernacular English was in 1991

Dictionary Entries Near African American Vernacular English

African American English

African American Vernacular English

African bee

Cite this Entry

“African American Vernacular English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20American%20Vernacular%20English. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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