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We’re back with more Pittsburghese for you to enjoy! Compiled from reader suggestions and Pittsburgh dictionaries, here are nine more words that you’ve most likely heard (or used yourself at some point!). Show off how well-read you are in Pittsburgh vocabulary!
1. Tile (noun)
Towel, as in bathroom towel. Used in a sentence could be, “I need a clean tile for my shower.”
2. Mill (noun)
Meal, as in breakfast, lunch or dinner.
3. Clicker (noun)
A remote control for your television. Used in a sentence could be, “Yinz toss over the clicker, I’m sick of watching this game!”
4. Dahtlets (noun)
“The outlets,” an outlet mall, as in Grove City Outlets or Tanger Outlets.
5. Yella (adj.)
Yellow, as in the color.
6. Uge (adj.)
Huge, as in: “Wow that Primanti’s sandwich is UGE!”
7. Bobby Mo (place)
The nickname for Robert Morris University.
8. Grin-fild (place)
Greenfield, as in the neighborhood.
9. Bullin’ (sport)
Bowling, as in “Let’s go dahn to Arsenal Bowl tonight!”
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