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Definition: A form in a vernacular variety that looks like a standard usage but is used in a structurally or functionally different way; for example, constructions such as 'They come here talking that nonsense' in African American English appear to be like standard structures such as 'They come running' but actually carry a unique meaning of speaker indignation.
Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes