Wisconsin Slang

7 Wisconsin Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

The Best Wisconsin Slang

1. Tennies = Trainers

Tennies are what every true Wisconsinite calls their tennis shoes, or trainers.

Wisconsin Slang

2. FIB = Rude term for Illinois resident

This what locals in Wisconsin call their southern visitors (f**cking Illinois b*st*rd)!

Wisconsin Slang

3. Stop and go lights = Traffic lights

“Did you see the car crash on Main Street took out the stop and go lights?”

Wisconsin Slang

4. Believe you me = I swear!

When someone wants to really emphasise the fact that every word they’re saying is true, this is what they’ll say.

5. Tyme Machine = ATM

Most ATM’s in Wisconsin used to be supplied by Tyme, so the term stuck.

6. Hey, c’mere once! = Come here quickly

If calling someone over, this phrase is added for a touch of Midwestern nice.

7.  Aw geez! = Aw man!

“Aw geez” is a phrase that most Wisconsinites use without even realising!

Spending time in the state? Check out The 25 Best Pizzas In Wisconsin.

Big 7 Travel Team