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Pittsburghese

 

The Official Pittsburghese Dictionary

There is a dictionary, there is Google, and then there is the Ya Jagoff Guide to Pittsburghese. Yep, our own language, sorta.

 

  • Abaht | About
  • Aht | Out
  • Buggy | Grocery Cart
  • Cole | Cool
  • Cooshin | Cushion
  • Court | Quart
  • Crick | Creek
  • Cubberd | Cupboard
  • Cupny | Visitors at you haus
  • Cuzint | Kid 0f your aunt or uncle
  • Cauch | Couch
  • Dahntahn | Downtown
  • Dahnair | Down there
  • Dishizz | Dishes  (Submitted by Joe Betz, Westmoreland County)
  • Dubbya | W
  • Worshwrag| Wash cloth
  • Fahr | Fire
  • Football or Baseball Filled | Field
  • Flahr | Flower
  • Fridge | Refridgerator
  • Git | Get
  • Grauge | Garage
  • Gumband | Rubber bands
  • Haus | House
  • Haulladay | Holiday
  • Hoagie | Grinder, Sub, Submarine sandwich
  • Howzabaht | How about
  • A Hunnert | one-hunderd
  • Ahrn City Beer | Iron City beer
  • Innernet | Internet
  • Jagoff | Jerk or term of endearment between Pittsburghers
  • Jaggerbush | Thorn bush
  • Jaggers | Thorns
  • JeetJet? | Did you eat yet?
  • Jimmies | Sprinkles that go on ice cream or cake
  • Jumbo | Bologna
  • Ketch | Catch
  • Heinzes| The only kind of acceptable Ketchup
  • Cryyinz | Crayons
  • Lightning Bugs | Fire flies
  • Maahntins | Mountains… or hills because we don’t really have mountains in Western PA
  • Mahs | Mouse
  • Maul | Shopping Mall
  • Meer| Mirror
  • Mill | Meal
  • Mowl | Mile
  • Mowls | Miles
  • Mum | Mom
  • Mundee, Tuesdee, Wensdee, Thursdee, Frydee, Sadurdee, Sundee | Days of the week
  • N’at | And that
  • Have more?  Submit your Pittsburghese word here!

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