Brooklynese

noun
Brook·​lyn·​ese | \ ˌbru̇-klə-ˈnēz How to pronounce Brooklynese (audio) , -ˈnēs How to pronounce Brooklynese (audio) \

Definition of Brooklynese

: the vernacular speech of greater New York City and environs

First Known Use of Brooklynese

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Brooklynese

Brooklyn, borough of New York City

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“Brooklynese.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brooklynese. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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