New Yorkese


New York·​ese ˌn(y)ü-ˌyȯr-ˈkēz How to pronounce New Yorkese (audio)
: American English as spoken in New York City and surrounding areas

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of New Yorkese was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near New Yorkese

Cite this Entry

“New Yorkese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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