Category Archives: New Hampshire Slanguage

New Hampshire Slanguage: Muffler

Before the automobile was invented, the term muffler was an entirely different item than a metal tail pipe. It  was, instead, an object of clothing, worn to keep dust, dirt, or the extremes of sun and cold from the mouth … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Fagged Out

I remember my grandparents and parents using the term, “fagged out,” to mean exhausted or weary.   Although I cannot prove that the term originated in New Hampshire, an ancient newspaper from this state seems to contain the earliest usage … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Cunnin

Recently the word cunnin(g) was brought up in a FaceBook discussion group, as to whether or not it was New England slang.  To be honest, I am not certain.  But it was in a New Hampshire household where I heard … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Piazza

The word, piazza, was well known in New Hampshire in the early 18th century.  Several references are made in newspapers of that time to piazzas found in warmer climates and seemingly indicative of outside living space covered with a roof.  … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Hoodsie

To New Hampshirites, and other New Englangers, a “hoodsie” is a cup of ice cream

This word, that originated … Continue reading

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