Meaning of Runyonese in English:

Runyonese

Pronunciation /ˌrʌnjəˈniːz/

noun

  • Language or style characteristic or suggestive of that used in the short stories of Damon Runyon; especially slang or idiom typical of gangsters or the New York underworld.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Observer. From the name of Damon Runyon + -ese.