We were inspired by the success of previous Pittsburghese posts so we decided to create the ultimate Pittsburghese collection from A to Z. Here is part two, C and D.

1. Caach (noun)

Pittsburghese

A couch, as in “Have a seat on the caach and watch the game!”

2. Cahntdahn (noun)

Pittsburghese

Countdown. Used in a sentence could be: “I can’t wait for that New Year’s Eve cahntdahn!”

3. Cellar (noun)

Pittsburghese

A basement or other place below a home. 

4. Cole daht dare (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Cold out there—for example, “Boy it’s really cole daht dare!”

5. Curl (noun)

Pittsburghese

Carol, as in “I love a good Christmas curl during the holiday season!”

6. Da Bus (person)

Pittsburghese

Jerome Bettis, aka one of our former beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

7. Dahn (adverb)

Pittsburghese

Down, as in “Go dahn the store, dahn the house, dahn the Strip, etc.”

8. Doo Boys (place)

Pittsburghese

DuBois, pronounced Doo Boys in Pittsburgh.

9. Dahtlets (place)

Pittsburghese

The outlets, like “dahtlets” in Grove City or Tanger.

10. Dubya (letter)

PittsburgheseNot to be confused with the former president, the letter W.

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