If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Nebraska slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Omaha, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Nebraska Slang Words
1. Red Beer = Beer + Tomato Juice
In Nebraska, locals like their beer as red as their game-day shirts!
2. Huskers = Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nickname of the Nebraskan football team.
3. Runza = Meat pocket
A runza is a bread pocket with a filling of beef, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, and seasonings.
4. Dorothy Lynch = Salad dressing
Locals use this Nebraskan brand of salad dressing as a marinade, a dipping sauce and even as a substitute for mayo in pasta salads.
5. Oracle of Omaha = Warren Buffet
The famous investor lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska.
6. Doodinkus = Object
Mostly used only by the older generation – a term for ‘thingamabob’.
7. Detasseling = Summer job!
Common first summer job in Nebraska, which involves removing the immature pollen-producing bodies, the tassel, from the tops of corn (maize) plants and placing them on the ground.
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