Missouri slang

7 Missouri Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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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