Definitions

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  • noun informal A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Etymologies

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Yinzer references the "Pittsburghese" dialect's use of yinz as the plural of the second person pronoun you. Yinz is itself a contraction of the Appalachian dialect's you-uns.

Examples

  • "Burghability involves Pittsburgh's local sports teams; usually the Penguins and our local beers and 'yinzer' dialect."

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  • While Allegheny County, filled mostly with the solidly Democratic votes of Pittsburgh, went dark blue four years ago, the surrounding areas that make up the "yinzer" (the local dialect for the plural of the word "you") Western Pennsylvania of legend are a tossup.

    The Caucus

  • Yes | No | Report from Ramcatt wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago ohio river headwatersfor yinzer brats, hoagies, and acid wash jeans

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  • While Allegheny County, filled mostly with the solidly Democratic votes of Pittsburgh, went dark blue four years ago, the surrounding areas that make up the “yinzer” the local dialect for the plural of the word “you” Western Pennsylvania of legend are a tossup.

    Open Caucus: It’s Here - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • While Allegheny County, filled mostly with the solidly Democratic votes of Pittsburgh, went dark blue four years ago, the surrounding areas that make up the “yinzer” the local dialect for the plural of the word “you” Western Pennsylvania of legend are a tossup.

    Open Caucus: It’s Here - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I guess yinzer nation can't get enough of dem Stillers.

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  • Pilex, deac told me he loves DragonBall LOL Nanakai: I can't believe people waste MY opportunity to get the damn achievement BostonPimpDaddy: i can't believe Deac is not playing BL but Dragon Ball Pilex: and i din't say i was yinzer, said it is spoken BostonPimpDaddy: you're talking about funny brit words, coming from gintz or whatever you call it?

    Unscripted 360

  • Now my question to you is ... were you @ Belle Vernon wal-mart when you saw the jersey?, or is there another yinzer just like me out there .. a yinzer that takes his fanhood so seriously that they shell out a weeks work worth of paycheck for a Steelers jersey with a rookie's name just so they can have bragging rights??

    Mondesi's House

  • I mean, maybe I am not alone ... someone else thought that Limas would be the next Randy Moss and figured they could get yinzer bragging rights by being the first to don the Sweed Black and Gold.

    Mondesi's House

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