It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these. Here are 9 more words to add to your Pittsburghese dictionary. If you have one you’d like to see included, let us know in the comments and you may see it in a future post!
1. S’Liberty (noun)
East Liberty, as in the neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
2. Caach (noun)
Couch, as in “would yinz stop dropping crumbs behind the caach?”
3. Doohickey (noun)
When you don’t remember what something is called or are not sure of the use of an item. For example, a sentence could be: “Yinz know what this doohickey is for?”
4. Airyago (phrase)
A phrase, “there you go” or “here you go.” For example, if someone asks for a pen, you would say “Airyago.”
5. Jeez o man! (phrase)
A mash-up of “Geez!” and “Oh man!” often yelled in Pittsburgh traffic or by beleaguered Pittsburgh parents to their children.
6. Hahrd (noun)
The male name Howard or the county in Maryland often shown as a snowstorm epicenter in Pittsburgh weather: “Hahrd County is gonna get a foot!”
7. Nill (noun)
Neal, as in a first name or a last name. An example could be the former Penguin and current Vegas Golden Knight, “the real deal James Nill!”
8. Cennertahnship (noun)
Center Township, as in the Pittsburgh area community.
9. Lahrburl (noun)
Lower Burrell, also a Pittsburgh area neighborhood.
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