Mississippi slang

7 Mississippi Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Mississippi slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Jackson, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.

The Best Mississippi Slang Words

1. The Sipp = Mississippi

Some locals might not agree to this, but of late ‘the Sipp’ has become a nickname for the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi slang

2. Comeback = Southern sauce

Comeback sauce is pretty similar to remoulade. It’s a mix mayonnaise, ketchup, hot sauce, and spices.

Mississippi slang

3. I’m cravin’ some nabs = Crackers

Nab refers to a sandwich cracker (usually with peanut butter or sometimes cheese).

Mississippi slang

4. Carry = Drive

“I had to carry mama to the doctor.”

5. I’ll be there, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise = God willing

This phrase means that they’ll do something or show up somewhere unless some unforeseen circumstance occurs. Ie. acceptance of God’s will: Lord willing and God willing.

6. Slug = Slugburger

The little town of Corinth’s claim to fame is the Slugburger — a burger patty mixed with flour and soy meal and then deep fried until well done.

7. I’m being treated like a red-headed stepchild = Mistreated

Feeling a bit under-appreciated or neglected? This is how you’d portray that in Mississippi!

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