The Manzo family may be thick as thieves, but they also seem to have a helluva good time in the kitchen on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. [4] Although some Italians self-identify as "guidos", the term is often considered derogatory or an ethnic slur. I curse... a lot. [10][11] Although MTV removed the term from some promotions, it remains closely associated with the show, and some of the cast members use it regularly to describe themselves while the females sometimes refer to themselves as a "guidette. down the Shore (n.)—a synonym for the Jersey Shore, which refers to both the Atlantic coast of New Jersey and all adjacent resorts, motels, and residential communities. [6] In other areas, terms such as "Cugine" (Brooklyn), "Mario" (Chicago) and "Gino" (Toronto) have a meaning similar to guido. "—Sammi "Sweetheart," Jersey Shore, Kim (n.)—the name of many women who live in New Jersey over the age of 40. The word also has taken on a wide range of meanings—whether it's pounding back your fifth SoCo shot, referencing a modern day handshake in which two people knock fists, or for those who want to shake more than hands after many a beverage, it can denote aggressive sex, preferably in the Jacuzzi. I know what real pizza tastes like, and I know that a bagel is much more than a fuckin' roll with a hole in the middle. [4] This spurred objections from Italian-American organizations such as Unico National, NIAF, the Order Sons of Italy in America,[8][9] and the Internet watchdog organization ItalianAware. I like her. Example: "I wanna pound out every girl in Seaside. New Yorkers using Italian words will often drop the final vowel. Chris Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, gorilla (n.)—an extremely muscular man. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore, pouf (n.)—a female hairstyle in which a large portion of hair is raised at the crown of one's head and secured with a banana clip. Joe Leone from Joe Leone's Italian Specialties demonstrates the unusual pronunciations that Jersey Italians have for some of our words! But let's allow The Situation to explain the essentially religious ritual of GTL: "You know, I like to look very fresh and mint when I go out, so you know, everything goes into it. "—Snooki, Jersey Shore, Karma (n.)—a nightclub in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Still not sure what the guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey are doing when they "beat the beat," "smush," or consume "calamad"? Zabaglione – (Italian) – a very soft wine custard usually served over fruit or pound cake. We're beating it as the beat builds because that beat's hitting us so we're fighting back. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. As its definition would indicate, Jersey Shore is sadly sans Kims. Angelina did not stay long during the first season of Jersey Shore, as her luggage would have indicated. It's like we beat up that beat. Example: "She's talking about puffy chucky. fabulicious (adj. bubbies (n. pl)—a synonym for breasts ( see also, chucky). "My hair's windproof, waterproof, soccerproof, motorcycle proof. I've saved the article, and will summarize with extensive paraphase. There's nothing responsible about the ham game. Effective? In the New York - New Jersey area in particular, many people of Italian-American descent have developed their own version of Italian slang, that I'll call N'Italian. Used in most (but not all) parts of the state. As Ronnie indicates below, there are instances where the two definitions of "creep" overlap. Example: "I want to get breast implants, but my husband is more of an ass guy and he loves my bubbies. You have to get a little color if you're gonna go to the beach. The New York-born girl may be have grown up near the state's capital, but she found her primate type in college. energist (n.)—a personal trainer for one's spirit. You know about blowouts and T-shirt time, but the third season of Jersey Shore brought us a new lexicon. Or ( n.) the name of a man with a defined six-pack. [1] The time period in which it obtained the later meaning is not clear, but some sources date it to the 1970s or 1980s. It’s a great place to start when you want to express your irritation, but you don’t want to make a production of it. Those words and phrases that are a little Italian, a little American, and a little slang. ham game (n.)—an activity in which pork product is thrown at one's relatives, with the desired effect of it sticking on one's face. Example: "The ham game. I say "yo", and I say it often. New Jersey words. Posted by 4 years ago. Next minute, somebody's in jail and you have to bail them out. Although karma may be a bitch, this proper noun refers to one of the hottest clubs in Seaside Heights, where the house music bumps, the fists pump, the Jagerbombs flow, and the beat is beaten up. But the metaphor continued. –Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore, grenade launcher (n.)—a bigger and stronger version of the grenade, synonymous with hippo ( see, grenade), GTL (n.)—the acronym for the guido way of life, which stands for gym, tanning, laundry. “I apologize for rear ending your brand new Maserati.” “Figurati.” Okay, so maybe one wouldn’t be so kind. "One girl started charging me like a fucking hippo," she says of her unintentional trip to the zoo. "—Caroline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The ‘dialect’ was prominent in East-Coast US cities, such as Newark, Paterson, New York City (especially Manhattan and Brooklyn), and Boston. Arriving at Seaside Heights with her belongings in large black trash bags, the prickly princess from Staten Island did not exactly hit it off with her castmates. End of Year Sale! Also yes. She has also written for Us Weekly and Radar. "calamad," "muzzarel" (aka mozzarella), or "projute" (aka prosciutto). These broads probably smelled the food at the house. Words every paesano and Bacciagaloop has heard, words we hear throughout our Little Italy neighborhoods of New York and New Jersey. Later in the season, the grenade The Situation and Pauly D encountered reemerged, but this time, with a "grenade launcher," a bigger and stronger version of the grenade—it's a hierarchy of attractiveness. As the other cast members confront Danielle about a notorious book that alleges she changed her name, stripped, and was involved in a kidnapping and drug crimes, Teresa becomes slightly more enraged than the rest of the dinner guests. But the two are not necessary mutually exclusive. "—Teresa, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, landmine (n.)—"a thin, ugly chick" ( see also, grenade and grenade launcher). When Jersey Shore began, Mike "The Situation" made his now-signature nickname awfully confusing—was he "The Situation"? There's nothing good about the ham game. Clearly, ham brings out the fun in everyone. More recently, it has come to refer to working-class urban Italian-Americans who conduct themselves in an overtly macho manner or belong to a particular working-class Italian-American subculture. Nancy Carnevale, author of A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 said, “I grew up in Princeton, which had a pretty big Italian population. [5], The term is used in states and metropolitan areas associated with large Italian-American populations, such as New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Ohio, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, and New Jersey. "To my knowledge, there really isn't a guido culture up there," J-WOWW recently told Rolling Stone. Caroline, the matriarch of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is usually up for some fun and a good laugh—despite her aforementioned disgust for the ham game. battle (v.)—to dance in a friendly yet somewhat competitive manner at a nightclub while house music blasts ( see also, Karma). “The Sopranos” — the drama about families of mobsters in suburban Jersey — premiered on HBO 20 years ago this week. ( see also, grenade launcher and landmine). ( see also, blowout), The higher the hair, the closer to God—this appears to be the mantra Jersey Shore's Snooki was following when boosting up her hair, whether at the beach, going tanning, or hunting for juice heads. Season 1 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey may have been Kim-free, but its sophomore stint is chockfull of Kims—Kim G. (aka Kim Granatell, Danielle Staub's friend and the mother of Caroline's son Christopher's best friend) and Kim D. (aka Kim DePaola, the owner of the Housewife-frequented boutique Posche). It was mostly spoken in tightly-knit Italian communities and neighborhoods. [16] Slicked-back hair and pompadours,[3] blowouts, tapers, quiffs, fades and heavily pomaded or gelled hair[2] are also common stereotypes. love and light (n.)—a mantra about giving and receiving positivity in the universe. We start hooking up a little bit. Or the act of punching the air with one's hand in the same fashion. Much like their use of "bubbies," The Real Housewives of New Jersey have their own term for another area of the female reproductive system. "—Caroline Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, juice head (n.)—a man who does steroids or works out to the extent that it appears he does steroids. Though some may be familiar with this term from TLC's 1994 album CrazySexyCool, the men of Jersey Shore use it less in the sense of cheating and more to mean going out with the intention of picking up a lady friend while enjoying a night out on the town. Middle America and the West Coast became keen to the Jersey accent through pop culture. We made up our own language! paesan’ – fellow Italian countryman (paesano) [pai-ZAAN] panzagin’! a mafioso's mistress. "You stalked my whole life on the boardwalk," Pauly D tells his would-be lady on the phone. She's a cool girl. After a massive fight at the North Jersey Country Club on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline receives a phone call from Danielle's "energist," Sarai, who hopes to clear the air between the former friends. ( see also, table flip). "—the unintentionally hilarious Angelina, Jersey Shore, vibe (v.)—to be attracted to another person ( see also, creep). ( antonym, prostitution whore), The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa has created her own term to describe her pink-and-leopard-print-loving daughters. Fishermen of Italian descent were often called "Guidos" in medieval times. Example: "Maybe bring some respectable girls with class into this house, not trash. Paesano= Person from the same paese, town ", "Guido: Fashioning An Italian-American Youth Style", "NJ beach town mayor sez 'Fuhgeddaboudit!' I never had school on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. "—Snooki, Jersey Shore. While deli counter signs define these food items as capicola and mozzarella, in New Jersey the proper forms of these words – and others like ricotta (“ree-g… Local Jersey words, phrases, places, and language. They have meanings that are … The women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are breast-obsessed. SoCo (n.)—the abbreviation for the liqueur known as Southern Comfort, often consumed as a shot with lime. However, in Season 1 of Jersey Shore, Vinny was both vibing and creeping on Tanya, whom he later learned was his boss and landlord's woman. "—Ronnie, Jersey Shore. All about the symbols, the ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jersey Shore know a high-market item when they see one and when they don't. "I think my grandma wears that." Get a year of Beast Inside for only $19.99, Check out more of the latest entertainment, fashion, and culture coverage on Sexy Beast—photos, videos, features, and Tweets. ", Example: "If you're not familiar with the table flip, you're probably not from New Jersey. The term is not used in Italy. Mike, "The Situation" Jersey Shore. But the slang Italian term came up on this season's The Real Housewives of New Jersey when Teresa's husband, Joe, who's been hit by the economy, doesn't know how he'll be able to buy her a gift for their impending 10th anniversary. However, it also translates to a literal accident in your pants—which can happen in any culture. Albie, 24, Lauren, 22, and Christopher, 21, partake in the spontaneous pastime of chucking deli meats at each other's faces, until their tough-as-nails mother, Caroline, gives them a look and expresses her disapproval. While Vinny hoped to pound just about anyone, and The Situation and Pauly D creeped on many guidettes at the Shore, Ronnie and Sammi developed a relationship that did lead to some sweet smushing. Also referred to as a hippo or an elephant. ", Example: "She's definitely a stage five clinger. TIL the Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad "copying" but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italy. ( see also, prostitution whore), After she referred to Danielle as a "prostitution whore" on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa took it to a whole other level when she lifted up the restaurant's dining room table the show's cast was gathered around during the Season 1 finale. 15.8k. "—DJ Pauly D, Jersey Shore, blowout (n.)—a hairstyle popular among Italian-American men in the tri-state area that involves blowing one's hair with a blowdryer whilst brushing in an upward motion and then slathering on a copious amount of gel (repeat two times) ( see also, pouf). In Season 1 of Jersey Shore, Mike "The Situation" introduced us to an extended metaphor about a creep war zone involving grenades and their respective launchers. 2. The New York Times had an interesting article about Italian dialects, but the link will be unavailable in about two days. It might just so happen that my fist might pump in the air. "You stalked my whole entire life. Flickr/A. Though her youngest child pleads, "Get the nice ham for food, and the cheap ham for the game," Mama Manzo is not a fan. Down The Shore. Flickr/Simon. "—Jacqueline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore (aka the founder of the still-catching-on ritual of BPB). zoo creature (n.)—a synonym for grenade launcher. )—a very ugly female ( see also, grenade), Example: "You gather two of your girlfriends, arm-in-arm like a busted-up Sex and the City, going to the courthouse in support of Danielle. ", Example: "These guys are like robots… Every day, it's like gym, tanning, laundry… that's how they, like, make the guidos… I could see it if it was like, basketball, pool, beach. Close. That's, like, the type that I'm attracted to. Don’t be a "fugazi"—The Daily Beast has a glossary of key terms. But if you're going to hand me a bottle of freaking SoCo, something just comes over me; I just go crazy. Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. thick as thieves (adj. Example: "Buy her a fugazi!" "To be honest with you, I'm getting tired of it," she recently revealed on Lopez Tonight via E! In the Season 2 premiere, the jacked reality-TV star goes on to explain that "busted" girls come in all shapes and sizes when you're in the line of fire. ", Example: "I dance because it's something inside of me. Plus: Check out more of the latest entertainment, fashion, and culture coverage on Sexy Beast—photos, videos, features, and Tweets. Example: "Ronnie is at the club, hooking up with grenades—that is, bigger, ugly chicks—and also landmines, which is a thin, ugly chick, and loving life. compare = buddy. Typically, vibing comes before creeping. "I always say, 'Stay in the positive,' and I wish everybody love and light," she explains, despite mockery from her fellow castmates. Its collection of slang has been building for more than a century. Example: "Let me tell you something about my family, we're as thick as thieves. If only The Situation was as much of a ladies' man as he is a wordsmith. Used mostly in more northern beach towns. ("Come into my trah," is it?) fugazi (n.)—a fake or false item, typically a knockoff of a designer or expensive purse or piece of jewelry. )—used to describe one who is uber-fabulous. New Jersey slang. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore. Originally from Wedding Crashers, a stage five clinger tends to refer to a girl, not necessarily a guidette, who calls, texts, and even runs into her crush multiple times after one chance meeting. That’s why so many new language learners rush to ask native speakers how to say things like, “f*ck you,” “sh*t,” and “you’re an idiot.” After Rachel wrote this article with 8 swear words to add sass to your Italian vocabulary , we thought it would only be fair to follow up with another list of insults. This is a collection of Mafia-related slang. Example: "The only thing I regret about that night was pushing Kim G., because she is an older woman, and I do respect the elderly. There is no single "Jersey" accent -- there's a typical North Jersey accent (listen to actor Joe Pesci for a good example), a typical South Jersey accent (which is very similar to, but more southern-sounding than, the Philadelphia, PA accent), and a whole range of accents between the two. smush (v.)—to have sex with, ideally involving a guido and a guidette. For full effect, as Teresa demonstrates in the clip, it is best to first smack the table, push it from underneath to tip over a few glasses (as if to warn of what's to come), and then shove the piece of furniture in its entirety. pound (v.)—to have aggressive sexual intercourse. Example: "How do you watch that girl get in her face and do nothing and like, you still have the balls to creep? After he finds a young woman intrigued by his inquisitive eyebrows, bedazzled T-shirt, and equally flashy chain, Sitch learns she does not travel lightly, but rather with a group of somewhat beastly cohorts, including an old grenade. You know, you gotta go to the gym the whole week, you know? Clearly, she meant cleanly, but perhaps she inhaled too much Windex? That's why I've started to do the tease, do the curl, and pretty much just a different look. Vibe killed? I feel the beat, right? "—DJ Pauly D, Jersey Shore. Although the casts of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey have both had their fair share of the traditional battles, the phrase "battle it out" actually refers to dancing one's butt off, likely in a tight-fitting shirt-turned-dress with multiple slits, at a nightclub. "Is that fake Louis Vuitton? I'm not sure if my hair's bulletproof, I'm not willing to try that," he said in one Season 1 episode. trash bag (n.)—a synonym for a suitcase, if you are the self-proclaimed Kim Kardashian of Staten Island. situation (n.)—a defined six-pack. It can also be used when you’re trying to be nice but really want to scream at someone. Example: "You gotta stay fresh to do, I call it—fresh outfit, fresh haircut, fresh tan… just stay fresh. Although some Yiddish speakers may be familiar with the term "bubby" as another name for a Jewish grandmother, these TV Italian-American princesses refer to boobs as "bubbies," often in relation to implants. "Have you ever been to the supermarket? After a difficult year, the most notorious cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle, sees an "energist" who instills in her new values about peace, love, and light. "—Caroline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. When Snooki suggests The Situation's lady friend's friends leave their humble abode, things get a little hairy. Danielle Staub explains her "love and light" phrase. When everyone's favorite tiny Jersey Shore housemate is Snookin' for love, she has her eye on a particular type of guy—who has the tan to match hers and muscles to sweep her off her feet. Example: "If she continues her love and light, I will love and light her world up, 'cause I am not gonna stand for that. Still not sure what the guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey are doing when they " beat the beat," " smush," or consume " calamad"? Granted, some of the slang is a pretty brutal bastardization of la bella lingua, but, I grew up with them so they are near and dear to my heart. ... How to speak New Jersey restaurant Italian - … I don't mind it up against me… at all. If you sat down to dine with the Sopranos and discussed Tony's waste management business, or maybe the witness–protection program for one of New Jersey's 10 most wanted, chances are you'd soon hear words like goombah, skeevy, and agita tossed around.All of these words derive from southern Italian dialect, which tends to make the c a g, and vice versa. "—Christopher Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. )—to be and have the hottest of the hot and trendiest of the trendy. Example: "Everybody at the Shore definitely knows The Situation. Now, if the outfit is not looking good, then the whole package is off. Jersey Shore's J-WOWW also has a fondness for cold cuts—but more so in a drunken state. These top 25 most used and most useful Italian slang words and phrases will make your Italian totally sick! From IT. ( see also, gorilla). Teresa of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is very into hygiene, but not so into grammar. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore. The smallest housemate's pouf is about as iconic as her orange skin, though she's decided to retire the former. The Jersey Shore cast’s explanation of Sunday dinner with “mutzadell” and gravy was probably equally as challenging for the rest of the country to comprehend. Formally known as capicola, gabagool is by no means the most trendy or popular of the Italian cold cuts, but it is the most fun to say. That's my style," he told Life and Style. Yes. She's hot. Best if combined with "fresh to death.". Absolutely nobody in any part of New Jersey says "Joisey". What is that, a sundress?" Don't be a " fugazi"—The Daily Beast has a glossary of key terms. But the slang Italian term came up on this season's The Real Housewives of New Jersey when Teresa's husband, Joe, who's been hit by the economy, doesn't know how he'll be able to buy her a … American Italian is an Italian-American pidgin language developed in the early 20th century by Italian immigrants settling in American cities and metropolitan areas, especially in New York and New Jersey. Or was "The Situation" that he liked to lounge in the Jacuzzi with grenades and their ilk? Example: "I really don't want to cheat, like, seriously, I don't want to. "High school: Where the wrong sneakers can turn a Skate Rat into an outcast", "Italian Americans and the G Word: Embrace or Reject? Skip ahead in the list by clicking on an index letter below. This “nice” swear word is often an introduction to a slew of other Italian swear words. And then, the last thing that you need to take care of is the outfit, OK? Benny. Example: "Tanya and I, you know, we're vibin'. Soon, viewers learn that the appropriate retort for being told to "pay attention, puh-lease," is " prostitution whore." Jimmies You might just call them sprinkles, but in South Jersey we know that the sweet bits of candy you … "—J-WOWW, Jersey Shore, grenade (n.)—"a bigger, ugly chick" who is friends with a hotter chick your friend and/or housemate is "creepin'" on. As the inebriated reality-TV show star says in the first episode of Season 1, "I felt like eating ham and drinking water… Ham [she shows it to the camera while making a raspberry noise." She has a sick body. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore. Perhaps one of the most memorable moments in The Real Housewives of New Jersey comes during in the finale of the first season, better known as "The Last Supper." Or (n.) a unit of measure. His friend offers him a simple Italian solution. Though not an Italian-based word, it was used frequently in the show beginning in the third season. For many Italian Americans, the conventional definition of pound does apply when purchasing necessary culinary ingredients, i.e. Originally, the term was used as a demeaning term for Italian-Americans in general. It tends to be done in groups, set to techno beats, and often reveals a sweat-stained T-shirt. Or (n.) a form of greeting in which two fists meet. In other places they just call it “ice,” or sometimes “Italian ice,” (though we all swear that’s a totally different thing), but we call the frosty, flavored treat water ice. Many of its words have entered mainstream language. "When you go into battle, you need to have some friends with you, so that just in case a grenade gets thrown at you, you know, one of your buddies takes it first," he explained. Example: "Yeah, we smushed. Sometimes, those who have experience battling will do back flips, regardless of revealing undergarments. It is based on the Italian language, and it contains a mixture of Sicilian- and Neapolitan-inspired dialect words and phrases. Tall, completely jacked, steroids, like multiple growth hormones. Duarte. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in comprehension. Example: "Down here at the Shore, one minute you got three girls in the Jacuzzi. What it usually means: A river in eastern New York, that rises in the Adirondack Mountains and flows south for 350 miles into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. The term is used in states and metropolitan areas associated with large Italian-American populations, such as New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Ohio, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, and New Jersey. Although the saying goes, "Jersey girls ain't trash—trash gets picked up," Angelina proved otherwise. And if you feel off, you're not gonna have a good night. But when it comes to those closest to her, she is drop… dead… serious. If you're new, Subscribe! ( see also, smush) Or (v.) to drink heavily. Tony Soprano’s requests for “gabagool” were most likely met with a bit of confusion, but a lot of curiosity. "—Vinny, Jersey Shore, table flip (n.)—the act of turning over a table after becoming so enraged and angry with someone. When Mike "The Situation" refuses to clean up the feast he's prepared for his housemates on Jersey Shore, he and former flame Sammi "Sweetheart" get into a fight and he ultimately retaliates in the cruelest of ways. From now on, you are excluded from surf 'n' turf night, you are excluded from ravioli night, you are excluded from chicken cutlet night. I sure as hell don't pump my own gas. The Italian words widely used in New Jersey… July 19, 2016 Weirdo The Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad “copying” but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italy. You are excluded from dinner, then. New Jersey lingo. "—Dina, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, chicken cutlet night (n.)—an evening in which a group of Italian-Americans gather together to consume breaded poultry. Clothing often associated with the "Guido" stereotype includes gold chains[1] (often herringbone chains, figaro chains, cornicellos, or saints' medallions), pinky rings, oversized gold or silver crucifixes, rosaries worn as necklaces, working class clothing such as plain white T-shirts, muscle shirts[14] or "guinea Ts", leather jackets, sweat or tracksuits, scally caps, unbuttoned dress shirts, Italian knit shirts, designer brand T-shirts such as Armani,[15] and often typical Italian "tamarro" or "truzzo" club dress. Guido (/ˈɡwiːdoʊ/, Italian: [ˈɡwiːdo]) is a North American ethnic slur or slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian-American. I judge people by what exit they get off the parkway. Seemingly, all are applicable. 13 slang words every New ... prosciutt, etc., because all New Yorkers are also a little bit Italian ... this is a scathing commentary on anyone obviously in the city from Long Island or New Jersey. GTL is the key to a put-together guido, according to "The Situation". Example: "Like when I left Karma, I didn't even know what was going on in my head, like I'm gonna fucking knock a bitch up. "—Ronnie, Jersey Shore. Example: "I'm not touching one dish because I cooked a crazy meal…You know what? "—Jacqueline, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, calamad (n.)—another pronunciation for calamari, the Italian name for squid, which is often served fried at Italian restaurants, Example: "People were tryin' to eat their frickin' calamad and she was, like, screaming. The American Mafia has a unique lexicon. So for example if someone says, “thank you for the coffee” a correct response would be the Italian slang Figurati. I didn't know what to say. "I've been wearing it since I was 16, and now everyone expects me to wear the pouf… I just don't want to be predictable… I want to be different. "—Mike "The Situation," Jersey Shore, chucky (n.)—a synonym for vagina, often discussed by The Real Housewives of New Jersey in relation to pregnancy or waxing ( see also, bubbies). "I came down here for college, and I had a boyfriend that was severely into it, and that's how I got accustomed to it. Or (n) Teresa Giudice's clothing line. "Mozzarella'' becomes "mozzarell," for example. Is often preceded by the act of "beating up the beat. Online. NJ is summed up in this quote. 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