Ocean City Slang

Ocean City Slang
Ocean City Slang

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Ocean City, Md., is a small town with a population of only about 7,500 year-round residents. However, during the peak tourism season, it's not unusual for more than 300,000 visitors to be in residence. What this means in terms of Ocean City slang is that there isn't much – at least, not in the traditional sense. A small town with a lot of external influences, Ocean City hasn't developed a colorful dialect (or a barn-full of derogatory terms for tourists!). Of course, there's a good bit of fishing and maritime lingo, which you'll most certainly hear if you spend any time at one of the marinas. Believe it or not, you might also encounter some surfing slang terms – Ocean City has historically been a hub for surfers.

Peruse these Ocean City slang terms and see what you can overhear as you explore the boardwalk or devour a few of those famous Maryland blue crabs!


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