Brooklynese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Brooklyn +‎ -ese

Proper noun[edit]

Brooklynese

  1. The dialect of American English spoken in the borough of Brooklyn in New York.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 1, page 27:
      Her millions of adoring fans had yet to hear her speak, and when she finally did, she sounded more like a sailor than a starlet, spewing a profanity-laced, G-dropping Brooklynese that no amount of dialect coaching could correct.