North Carolina Slang

7 North Carolina Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

The Best North Carolina Slang

1. Yonder = Far, far away

Yonder means a location that’s so far away you can’t even begin to describe where it is.

North Carolina slang

2. Toboggan = Knit hat

Knit hat (not a sled!).

North Carolina slang

3. Fixin’ = About to do something

You’re thinking about doing something, but you have to gather up the strength to actually do it! “I’m fixin’ to go to the store.” Also refers to making food.

North Carolina slang

4. Sweet Tea = The drink of choice!

A delicious iced homemade beverage in North Carolina with at least five lbs of sugar, usually served in a mason jar.

5. 23 = Michael Jordan

This a reference to the great basketball player Michael Jordan who wore the No.23 jersey. Locals even sometimes refer to their 23rd birthday in North Carolina as their “Jordan year!”

6. Hey Y’all = Hello

You won’t go 10 minutes in North Carolina without hearing ‘ya’ll’ spoken at least once!

7. Momicked = Annoyed

“Lord I’ve been momicked this day!”

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Big 7 Travel Team