The Alternative English Dictionary: New York

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New York {{wikipedia}} etymology New + York (city in northern England, from Latin Eboracum). pronunciation
  • (GenAm) /nuː ˈjɔɹk/
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  • (UK) /njuː ˈjɔːk/
  • (NY) /nuː ˈjɔək/ [ɲɔək] [nɪ ˈjɔək]
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  1. The largest city in New York State, a metropolis extending into neighboring New Jersey state New York is a former capital of the USA.
  2. A state of the United States of America and former colony The capital of New York is Albany, not New York City.
Synonyms: (state) the Empire State, New York State, NY, NYS, State of New York, (city) Big Apple (informal), New Amsterdam (historical), New York City, NY, NY, NY, NYC, City of New York, New York, New York
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  1. Of a style, particularly of food, originating in New York.
    • 2004, Jeffrey Taylor, A Gentlemen Drunk, ISBN 097270471X, page 52 Alcoholism is a disease and an illnes. Its insanity has revented me from finding my Higher Power, good coffee, intoxicating chocolate, and a New York delicatessen here in Utopia.
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