Black English

noun
variants: or less commonly Black English vernacular

Definition of Black English

First Known Use of Black English

1734, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Black English

Time Traveler for Black English

Time Traveler

The first known use of Black English was in 1734

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Black English

Cite this Entry

“Black English.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20english%20vernacular. Accessed 26 January 2020.

Comments on Black English

What made you want to look up Black English? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express in a more acceptable way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!