New Jersey Slang

7 New Jersey Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

The Best New Jersey Slang Words

1. Newark = Newark airport

FYI, if someone mentions Newark in New Jersey, they always mean the airport – never the city.

New Jersey Slang

2. Hoagie = Sandwich

Ordering a ‘hoagie’ from the deli is more commonly said in South Jersey. Also known as a hero or grinder.

3. Shoobie = Seaside tourist

Shoobies are day-trippers (usually from Philly) who take the train to the shore, traditionally bringing lunch in a shoe box.

New Jersey Slang

4. “I gotta hit the MAC” = ATM

This means go to the ATM. The company that maintains a lot of ATM machines in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia is called MAC.

New Jersey Slang

5. Mutz = Mozzarella

“I just had this great sandwich with sausage, peppers & fresh Mutz.”

6. The Boss = Bruce Springsteen

Other Americans might also call Bruce Springsteen “The Boss,” but it’s a real NJ thing.

7. Pork Roll = Processed meat

The pork roll is the perfect breakfast sandwich to kick off the day! It’s deli meat on a roll with egg and cheese.

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