Pittsburgh Slang

Pittsburgh Slang
Pittsburgh Slang

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Pittsburgh slang is a blend of regional vocabulary and a distinctive accent, with a few choice phrases in the mix. Don't go there expecting straightforward American slang -- Pittsburgh's local language is unique.

For example:

"Yinz guys goin' dahntahn n'at?"

Know what I'm "talkin' 'baut?" If not, then your vocabulary needs "redd up."

Few landmarks leave as lasting an impression on visitors to Pittsburgh as the local lingo does. Intriguing linguists and tourists alike, "Pittsburghese" can also baffle those who aren't in the know. Here's a short guide to the most commonly used Pittsburgh slang terms and phrases.


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