Brooklynite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Brooklyn +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

Brooklynite (plural Brooklynites)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Brooklyn, New York.
    • 1891 May 2, Brooklyn Life, volume 3, number 61, page 16:
      They have learned that if the Brooklynite is not as well treated at home as he is in New York he will spend a few cents for car fare and take his amusement across the river.
    • 1914 March 23, Greater New York: Bulletin of the Merchants' Association of New York, page 10:
      One Brooklynite sought to mail an umbrella and was told that it could not be sent with a tag, but must be wrapped up in a parcel, which would have made a London postoffice man laugh. Another Brooklynite seeking to mail a wooden box of cigars was told that he must find some place where he could buy corrugated paper, and wrap the cedar box with that before it could be sent through the mails.
    • 2003 October 31, Clyde Haberman, “NYC; Not Poifect, Dem Movies Of Brooklyn”, in New York Times[1]:
      His collaborator was Robert Singer, a professor of English and film studies at Kingsborough Community College, who lamented this week that he and his fellow Brooklynites "have been archetyped to death."