If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Missouri slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Kansas City, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Missouri Slang Words
1. T-ravs = Toasted ravioli
Toasted ravioli, t-ravs for short, come from St. Louis. Meat or cheese-stuffed ravioli, breaded and fried until crispy and served up with marinara sauce.
2. Sack = Grocery bag
Missourians carry their groceries home in a paper sack.
3. It’s Bread Co. = Panera
While commonly known as Panera nationwide, the bakery-cafe chain will forever be called St. Louis Bread Company in the town where it was born.
4. Put Out = Angry
If you are ‘put out’ and from Missouri, you are likely to be angry or mad.
5. Sweep the carpets = Vacuum
This phrase is said instead of vacuum in Missouri.
6. Flying Rolls = Lambert’s Cafe rolls
Lambert’s Café is known for being the “Home of Throwed Rolls” – watch out for a bread roll flying at your face!
7. Just take Farty-Four = Interstate 44
The St. Louis accent really comes out when locals describe Interstate 44.
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