Washington Slang

7 Washington Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

The Best Washington Slang

1. Jumble Sale = Yard sale

If you want to sell off some bric-a-brac, you hold a jumble sale in Washington.

Washington Slang

2. Filthy = Very good

“Man, these fries are absolutely filthy!”

Washington Slang

3. Banana belt = Warmer region

A warm region tucked inside a colder region. This would include the areas both east and west of the San Juan Islands.

Washington Slang

4. I-5 = Interstate 5

I-5 runs North/South through Seattle. Never use “the”!

5. Fill me up with leaded = Coffee!

“I’m so sleepy, fill me up with leaded!”

6. Seattle Tuxedo = Flannel shirt/fleece and jeans

About as far from fancy as you can possibly get.

7.  Microserf = Microsoft employee

Someone who works for Microsoft; usually a programmer at Microsoft, especially a low-level coder with little chance of fame or fortune.

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Big 7 Travel Team