eye dialect

noun

Definition of eye dialect 

: the use of misspellings that are based on standard pronunciations (as sez for says or kow for cow) but are usually intended to suggest a speaker's illiteracy or his use of generally nonstandard pronunciations

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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