15 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Washington DC

Language is fascinating. It’s something that is constantly evolving and changing and depending on where you live, one phrase might mean something completely different. There are certain words and phrases you might here in DC that don’t mean what they sound like. These are 15 words from Washington DC you should learn if you want to sound like a local.

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3. Bama

A DC term that really means someone you don’t like or someone you think is a fool.

9. Cised

A very local DC term that means “excited.”

Now that you’re up to date on DC’s slang, you might want to learn some of the other crazy things we do. Here are 9 things Washingtonians do that seem insane to everyone else!