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Toronto's weird slang


Toronto's weird and wonderful slang phrases Every country has its own culture, and when it comes to language humans have a tendency to come up with their own slangs over the common vocabulary, Here are some of the weird yet cool slangs of Toronto for your reference learn it save it and flaunt it


It's nothing new but “chill out man.” Pay special attention to the extra o’s on that word because if you’re not drawing it out, you’re not saying it right.

2. “Cuzo”

No no, it's not the short form for because and ya not even cousins It’s a term of affection like “bro” or “my dude.”

3. “Fam” 

This phrase is so Toronto that within months of moving here, you’ll find yourself saying it. It’s another term of endearment. It’s short for “family” — used in a sentence, “Hey fam good to see you, it's been a minute!”

4. “Waste”

It's a bad word period... If someone calls you “waste” it’s a bad thing.

5. “Yute” 

Somewhere along the way in Toronto’s history, the word “youth” became “yute.”  That’s all it means. It means you’re young, nothing wrong with that. As long as you’re not a “waste yute cuzo”

6. “Ting” 

Thing. It means something. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of abbreviations, you’re not the only one.

7. “Reach”

As in, “reach my place if you want to hang out.” If you’re a Torontonian, you don’t say, “I’ll call you," you say, “I’ll reach you.” Why? I don’t know, I don’t make the rules here.

8. “Nize It”

If someone in Toronto starts telling you to “nize” or nize it,” it means they are telling you to be quiet or shut up altogether.

9. “Run That”

If you want someone to give you something in the 6ix, chances are you can probably just tell that person to “run that” to you, and they’ll know what you mean. it's not but 'yeah do that'

10. “A Lie”

This one usually comes in the form of a question, usually to ask whether or not the person agrees with your statement. As in, "You're coming to the bar with us later, a lie?" yay no nay simply yes or no common (Toronto you can do it better)

11. “Wagwan” 

This hilarious greeting is actually an abbreviation of “what’s going on?”

12. “Slime”

If someone says, “you’re slime” or that “you’re doing slimy stuff” It means you can’t be trusted, and people don’t feel safe around you.

13. “Breeze” 

Beat it. Scram, or in Torontonian, “Breeze, fam.”

14. "In Da"

If someone in the GTA is going somewhere or doing something that you would like to be part of you, say, “I am in da that life.” simply I am in for it

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Ainel · Jan 06, 19:28
Thanks cuzo..!