Rhode island slang

7 Rhode Island Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

The Best Rhode Island Slang

1. Steamers = Steamed clams

This is how Rhode Islanders go about ordering a plate of delicious steamed clams.

Rhode Island Slang

2. Cabinets = Milkshake

Cabinet is a uniquely Rhode Island word for “milkshake” that’s thick and creamy; don’t confuse a Cabinet with Awful Awfuls, which is a milkshake of ice milk with syrup, toppings, and milk.

Rhode Island Slang

3. Wicked = Great/Very

‘That club was wicked fun!” “I’m wicked hungry.”

Rhode Island Slang

4. Jimmies = Sprinkles

Those little chocolate sprinkles for ice cream sundaes are called jimmies in Rhode Island.

5. Coffee Milk = State drink

Nope, this is not just coffee with milk! Coffee milk is just normal milk with sweet coffee syrup, and it is Rhode Island’s official beverage.

6. Rotary = Roundabout

Roundabouts are rotaries in this state, so don’t take note if driving with a local!

7. Wanna go hang out at the track? = Twin River casino

This phrase refers to the gambling casino in Lincoln that was originally a greyhound track.

Spending time in the state? Check out The 7 Best Pizzas In Rhode Island.

Big 7 Travel Team