If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Kentucky slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Louisville, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Kentucky Slang Words
1. Dirty Bird = KFC
Slang for KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken).
2. Betty = Dessert
You might think it’s a name of a woman, but in Kentucky it’s a tasty dessert called a Brown Betty that’s similar to a crumble or cobbler.
3. Bluegrass = Kentucky
What the state is referred to as by locals.
4. I haven’t seen you in a month of Sundays = A long time
“I haven’t seen that kid in a month of Sundays!”
5. Fair to middling = Doing OK
Response to how are you? which means ‘I’m doing so-so/okay.’
6. Tump = Tip over
Combination of tip and dump, eg “Don’t tump that mug over.”
7. Butter my butt and call me a biscuit! = Unbelievable
An expression of astonishment upon learning something unbelievable!
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