Definition of Brooklynese in English:



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

    • ‘Accents range from classic southern to Brooklynese, from hints of Wisconsin German and Minnesota Swedish to western drawls and Louisiana Cajun.’
    • ‘Already to her credit: Her impression of West's lilting Brooklynese is spot-on.’
    • ‘In the midst of it, Arthur turned to me, shrugged, and said, in his throwback-to-the-'40s, gravelly Brooklynese, ‘Another day, another dollar.’’
    • ‘Which reminds us, do you need someone speaking Brooklynese?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At N.Y.U., he was asked a lot of questions about the local dialect, commonly known as Brooklynese.’
    • ‘‘Goin’ tru dah motions, ‘he said in heavy Brooklynese.’
    • ‘In case Gove's thick Brooklynese isn't a tip-off, Minette and Gove are recent transplants from NYC.’
    • ‘You may snort with contempt and recall his Brooklynese: ‘Yonda it Stands, da Castle of My Faddah.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘'You have a slight New York accent,' the guy said in his perfect Brooklynese.’
    • ‘And I have reason to think that less than a century ago, a similar process occurred in a different nonstandard American variety, Brooklynese.’