City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: New Orleans Entire Site

New Orleans Words & Expressions

1. Coffee & Chicory: Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under...  
2. New Orleanian: This is, or so I have been told, the term to apply to those that have been born and/or lived in New Orleans.  
3. Neutral Ground: A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who inhabited the older part ...  
4. Geaux: A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll oft...  
5. Who Dat Nation: The collective term for the New Orleans Saints fans, taken from the famous "Who Dat?" chant.  
6. Geaux Saints: The Francophone cheer for the New Orleans Saints, the 2010 Super Bowl champs!  
7. Beau Coup: pronounced boo-koo: means a lot  
8. 'Aints: The former nickname for the New Orleans Saints before their recent greatness behind quarterback Drew Brees.  
9. Bobbasheely: A word that originated from the language of the Choctaw natives of the Gulf Coast. It means close friend, originall...  
10. Who dat?: "Who dat?" is the shorthand version of a cheer for the New Orleans Saints football team (2009 NFC Champs!). The ent...  
11. Dressed: How you can get a po-boy; includes pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise.  
12. Where yat?: Means "where are you," "how you doin," etc.  
13. Big Easy, The: Nickname for New Orleans as a contrast with the "Big Apple" because of New Orleans' relatively easygoing pace of li...  
14. Crescent City: A nickname for New Orleans.
15. Party Central: Refers to the raucous nightlife of Bourbon Street.  
 
1 2 >
New Orleans Tagline
"Geaux Saints!" Edit | History
Poll