If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Oklahoma Slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Oklahoma City, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Oklahoma Slang
1. What in tarnation? = What the hell?
This is a more polite way of saying, “What in the hell?”
2. Billfold = Wallet
If you are over the age of 40, this is probably what you call your wallet.
3. Fraidy Hole = Tornado shelter
An underground tornado shelter.
4. Cowpie = Cow dung
The polite way to say cow dung. “‘Make sure you don’t step in that cowpie!”
5. T-Town = Tulsa
This is what Oklahoma locals call Tulsa, the second largest city in the state.
6. Ice Box = Fridge
That spar refrigerator in the garage that holds the beer? It’s actually an ‘ice box’.
7. Thunder = Oklahoma basketball team
The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City.
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