9 More Words to Add to Your Pittsburghese Dictionary

Pittsburghese Dictionary

We’re back with more Pittsburghese to add to your ever-growing dictionary. If you have a word or phrase you want to see listed in a future post, leave a comment below!

1. Cellar (noun)

Pittsburghese Dictionary

Basement, or space underneath a house. Often where laundry is done or a second freezer or fridge is located.

2. Howlin’ (verb)

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To laugh hysterically. Used in a sentence could be “She was howlin’ at that Pittsburgh Beautiful post!”

3. Zack-same (phrase)

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The exact same. For example, you may have the “zack-same” dress as your friend.

4. Dahn a haus (phrase)

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To visit someone at their home. Used in a sentence could be “I’m going dahn a grandma’s haus!”

5. Hi’Lynn Park (place)

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Highland Park, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh

6. Prr-man-ees (restaurant)

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Primanti’s restaurant, home of the famous sandwiches.

7. Yoi! Double yoi! (phrase)

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The phrase made popular by former Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope. It is used during times of extreme excitement or craziness during a game.

8. Alls (phrase)

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Usually used in place of the word all. Used in a sentence could be “Alls I have left to do is clean the kitchen.”

9. Ahch! (exclamation)

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The word “ouch.”

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2 thoughts on “9 More Words to Add to Your Pittsburghese Dictionary”

  1. How about “gum banz” or gum bands instead of rubber bands. Also, we went down to the crick (creek).

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