It seems as if every region in the United States has its own vernacular — words and phrases that only locals or longtime residents tend to use. New England is no different. Some New England slang is specific to a particular area or state, but we suspect that no matter what part of New England you call home (or used to call home), you’ll recognize a lot of these words and phrases.

How many do you use? What New England slang did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

Guide to New England Slang


Basically, “ayuh” is Maine’s version of “yup.” It frequently shows up in Stephen King books, nearly all of which are set in Maine. This is credited with helping the term gain widespread recognition.[…]

Guide to New England Slang — New England Today