Pittsburghese from A to Z the Ultimate Collection Part 12: W

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 twelve, W.

1. Wes Pen (place)


West Penn, as in the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

2. Westinhaus (place)


Westinghouse, but in Pittsburghese, there’s no G and house is pronounced with more of an “ahhh” sound.

3. Worshington, D.C. (place)


Washington, D.C., or the place where the president lives.

4. Windeez (place)

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The fast food restaurant Wendy’s. Used in a sentence could be “Wanna go get a frosty dahn Windeez?”

5. Worsh rag (noun)


A wash cloth or cleaning rag, hence “worsh” meaning wash.

6. Wills (noun)


Wheels, as in “I need to get new wills on my car n’at.”

7. Windas (noun)


Windows, as in “Can you roll dahn the car winda? It’s getting hot in here.”

8. Wahr (noun) 


Wire. Used in a sentence could be “Can you get me some wahr for this bracelet I’m making?”

9. Worshed (verb)


Washed, as in “Go get worshed up for dinner!”

10. Woll (adv.)


Well—like “Woll yinz can go dahn the market then and get some more pop for us.”

The final Pittsburghese lesson, Part 13 – The letters Y & Z, is right here!

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