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Tennessee Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

7 Tennessee Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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

Here are 7 Tennessee Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

“Cathead” = A large biscuit

1. “Cathead” = A large biscuit

Cat Head Biscuits are so named because they are as big as a cat’s head!



Meat and three = Classic Southern dinner

2. Meat and three = Classic Southern dinner

A Meat & Three meal is Southern food at its very best. Choose a delicious meat dish, accompanied by three mouthwatering sides.



“Blinked/Blinky” = Sour milk

3. “Blinked/Blinky” = Sour milk

How locals describe sour or spoiled milk: “the milk is blinked!”



Goo Goo = Candy bar

4. Goo Goo = Candy bar

It refers to the amazingly delicious Goo Goo Cluster, a Tennessee candy bar that contains marshmallow nougat, caramel, and roasted peanuts covered in milk chocolate.



Membership = Church

5. Membership = Church

“What church do you attend? Where are you a member?”



“Duns” = Bills

6. “Duns” = Bills

This word means bills you get in the mail, such as electricity.



“Puny” = Sick or sickly feeling

7. “Puny” = Sick or sickly feeling

“You better head home, you look pretty puny”.

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