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.
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.
3. Wicked = Great/Very
‘That club was wicked fun!” “I’m wicked hungry.”
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.