Meaning of Brooklynese in English:


Pronunciation /brʊklɪˈniːz/


mass noun
  • An uncultivated form of New York speech associated especially with the borough of Brooklyn.

    ‘Already to her credit: Her impression of West's lilting Brooklynese is spot-on.’
    • ‘'You have a slight New York accent,' the guy said in his perfect Brooklynese.’
    • ‘In the midst of it, Arthur turned to me, shrugged, and said, in his throwback-to-the-'40s, gravelly Brooklynese, ‘Another day, another dollar.’’
    • ‘You may snort with contempt and recall his Brooklynese: ‘Yonda it Stands, da Castle of My Faddah.’’
    • ‘In case Gove's thick Brooklynese isn't a tip-off, Minette and Gove are recent transplants from NYC.’
    • ‘George Peretti, an engineer who speaks rapid-fire Brooklynese and is in charge of business-continuity planning, spent two nights on the floor and in office chairs.’
    • ‘Listening to his thick Brooklynese, though, one can't help but think he must stick out in the middle of Georgia as much as he did in that Florida trailer court in '75.’
    • ‘Accents range from classic southern to Brooklynese, from hints of Wisconsin German and Minnesota Swedish to western drawls and Louisiana Cajun.’
    • ‘‘Goin’ tru dah motions, ‘he said in heavy Brooklynese.’
    • ‘And I have reason to think that less than a century ago, a similar process occurred in a different nonstandard American variety, Brooklynese.’
    • ‘Which reminds us, do you need someone speaking Brooklynese?’
    • ‘At N.Y.U., he was asked a lot of questions about the local dialect, commonly known as Brooklynese.’