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Florida Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

7 Florida Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

Take note of these essential Florida phrases and you’ll fit right in – or at the very least, not be confused if somebody says one of these sayings! Want to learn just Miami slang? See Miami phrases here.

Here are 7 Florida Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

No see ums = Those annoying bugs that people have a hard time seeing!

1. No see ums = Those annoying bugs that people have a hard time seeing!

“Ugh, I’m getting bitten alive by those no see ‘ums tonight!”



Jit = Usually a kid, but it can be anyone younger than you

2. Jit = Usually a kid, but it can be anyone younger than you

Kids in the class below you? Jits. Your neighbours child? Jit.



We’re parked in Goofy = Meaning you have parked a very long distance from your destination

3. We’re parked in Goofy = Meaning you have parked a very long distance from your destination

“We’re still about 10 minutes away, we had to park in Goofy!”



Sleep = To be missing out on something

4. Sleep = To be missing out on something

“You are ‘sleepin’ – that club is hot!”



Wicked Up = Similar to “wasted”. Complete lack of the ability to form a sentence, or walk without assistance.

5. Wicked Up = Similar to “wasted”. Complete lack of the ability to form a sentence, or walk without assistance.

“Man you were wicked up last night! You okay?”



Buss/bussin = Good food, tasty food, DELICIOUS food

6. Buss/bussin = Good food, tasty food, DELICIOUS food

“That new tapas restaurant is bussin’!”



Bih = Person, place or thing

7. Bih = Person, place or thing

“What’s up what that bih?”

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