New Yorkese

noun
New York·​ese | \ ˌn(y)ü-ˌyȯr-ˈkēz How to pronounce New Yorkese (audio) \

Definition of New Yorkese

: American English as spoken in New York City and surrounding areas

First Known Use of New Yorkese

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“New Yorkese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Yorkese. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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