Bostonese

noun
Bos·​ton·​ese | \¦bȯ-stə-¦nēz, -¦nēs sometimes ¦bä-;rapidly sometimes -sə-¦nē-\
plural Bostonese

Definition of Bostonese 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 plural in construction , dated : natives or inhabitants of Boston

2 : the speech of Boston and the immediately surrounding region marked by certain features (such as the use of \ȧ\ for the a in ask) that set it off sharply from most other speech patterns of the U.S.

Bostonese

adjective
Bos·​ton·​ese | \¦bȯ-stə-¦nēz, -¦nēs sometimes ¦bä-;rapidly sometimes -sə-¦nē-\

Definition of Bostonese (Entry 2 of 2)

dated

: a native or resident of Boston, Massachusetts : bostonian

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