Manhattanese

noun, often attributive
Man·​hat·​tan·​ese | \ man¦hatᵊn¦ēz, maan-, mən-, -ēs \
plural Manhattanese

Definition of Manhattanese

1 : a New Yorker who lives on Manhattan Island : manhattanite usually used in plural
2 : English as spoken by the Manhattanese

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History and Etymology for Manhattanese

Manhattan borough + English -ese

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“Manhattanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manhattanese. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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