If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Idaho slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Boise, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Idaho Slang Words
1. ”I bleed Blue” = Diehard Boise State fan
Boise State University is a huge part of the state and their colors are blue and orange; therefore die hard fans bleed blue.
2. Crick = Creek
It’s a crick (not creek) and locals will defend this pronunciation to the death! “I was fishing at my favorite crick…”
3. Jockey box – Glove compartment
If you’re a true Idahoan, you call it a jockey box. Otherwise, you might know it as the glove box or glove compartment. “Can you hand me my gloves from the jockey box?”
4. Rig = SUV
“A ‘rig’ is the word for basically any personal vehicle larger than a sedan, especially a large truck or SUV.”
5. Prolly = Probably
“I’ll prolly go to the game this weekend, are you?”
6. Iftown = Idaho Falls
Slang for the city Idaho Falls in the state of Idaho.
7. Carrot Slapper = Person from Utah
South East Idaho slang for a person(s) from Utah, i.e. Salt Lake City.