- noun a variety of English mainly consisting of street slang and in use among young blacks in the late 1990s. The word is constructed from ‘ebony’ and ‘phonics’. The school board in Oakland, California, was the first to recognise Ebonics, also known as ‘black-speak’ or jive talk, as a legitimate language variety.
Cars & Driving
- noun a German make of car, the letters standing for Bayerische Motorenwerke