13 Canadian Slang Words & Sayings You Should Know


B00Mer
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13 Canadian Slang Words & Sayings You Should Know

Toque

A toque is what other countries refer to as a beanie: a warm, winter hat. You definitely can’t visit Canada in winter without one!

In a sentence: “Don’t forget your toque; it’s freezing outside today.”



Keener

This refers to someone who is keen or eager to speak up and demonstrate their knowledge in a situation, such as in the classroom. It’s similar to a brown-noser or suck-up.

In a conversation: “I stayed up all night to finish the homework.” “What a keener, you make the rest of us look bad.”

Double Double

A “double double” is a coffee term in Canada, meaning two creams and two sugars. Tim Hortons is a Canadian coffee institution (also shortened to just Tim’s or Timmy’s), and this is where the term originated.

In a sentence: “Could you please get me a large double double at Tim’s?”



Kerfuffle

Kerfuffle refers to a heated debate, argument, or even a fight. It’s originally a British slang term.

In a sentence: “A kerfuffle just broke out in the ice hockey game.”

Cowtown

Cowtown is the slang name for the city of Calgary in Alberta. It’s mostly people in Edmonton who call the city Cowtown; it refers to Calgary’s more prominent Western culture, and the fact that it hosts the Calgary Stampede annually.

In a sentence: “I’m heading down to Cowtown for the Stampede next week.”



Mickey

Mickey is a Canadian slang term meaning a flask, or 375ml bottle, of liquor. Across the border in the United States, mickey means something completely different. It’s a slang word for a date rape drug.

In a sentence: “Please grab me a mickey of Jim Beam from the liquor store.”

Mountie

A Mountie refers to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. It’s a shortened version of the force’s name, which is one of the most well-known police forces in the world.

In a sentence: “Look out, the Mounties are coming!”



Stag/Stagette

A stag or stagette do is commonly referred to in other countries as a bachelor/bachelorette party or hen/buck’s do. The stag/stagette is the man/woman about to be married, whereas a stag/stagette do refers to the party that celebrates their final days of “freedom” before marriage.

In a sentence: “I can’t wait to go to Matt’s stag do next weekend.”

Pop

Pop is what Canadians call carbonated drinks, such as Coke or Pepsi. In other countries, it may be called a soft drink or soda. In the United States, the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington also unconventionally refer to soda as pop.

In a sentence: “Can I please get a can of pop to go with my meal?”



Canucks

A Canuck is a slang term for a Canadian person. Although it’s unconfirmed where the term originated, Kanuck was first recorded in 1835 as an American term for a Dutch or French-Canadian person. It isn’t an offensive term, as Vancouver’s national ice hockey team are called the Canucks.

In a sentence: “I’m a Canuck from Toronto.”

Loonies and Toonies

Loonies and toonies are what Canadians call their one and two dollar coins, respectively.

In a sentence: “I tipped her a loonie.”



Deke

To deke or deke out is a Canadian term usually used in an ice hockey game. It refers to someone who moves stealthily or “fakes” to avoid contact with other players. A player may deke out the defense to shoot for a goal. It’s derived from the word decoy.

In a sentence: “Did you see that player deke right, go left and score?”

Freezies

Freezies refer to popsicles, or ice pops, that are purchased from the grocery store and come in small plastic sleeves.

In a sentence: “I need to eat a freezie to cool down; it’s warm today.”



Oh Canada!!! https://theculturetrip.com/north-ame...u-should-know/
 
Cannuck
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Why is this in Hot Topics?
 
NZDoug
+1
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“CHOKES” As in Trump fails with the steel terriffs against Canada.
CHOKES , as in ha ha 🍭
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Why is this in Hot Topics?

Now you are here we have changed it to "Hot Toepacks". In honor of a typical Canadian comfort aid.



Yes...It IS a global cooling joke. Like the housing market.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

“CHOKES” As in Trump fails with the steel terriffs against Canada.
CHOKES , as in ha ha ��

Or Chokehontas




Ah...Beer porn.

Also...that maybe ought to be "Chokecola"

 
Blackleaf
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Teetotallers also drink pop at stag parties here, except in Scotland where they drink ginger.
 
Curious Cdn
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"Fukc yer hat" ... There's another one.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Teetotallers also drink pop at stag parties here, except in Scotland where they drink ginger.

I've heard that a few of them suck Ginger.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I've heard that a few of them suck Ginger.

My mate, Robert the Congolese, loves ginger: not the thing that Scots call pop, but the plant. He's always eating it. He also uses the flower to make fufu.
 
taxslave
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Ginger has medicinal qualities.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Ginger has medicinal qualities.

He does, does he?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Ginger has medicinal qualities.

I liked her on Gilligan's Island
I'm sure she could make me feel better..."
 
taxslave
#13
Not the ginger I was thinking of but the same shape
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

I liked her on Gilligan's Island
I'm sure she could make me feel better..."

I'm a Mary Ann man, myself.
 
Kreskin
#15
The Millionaire's wife was very underrated.
 
NZDoug
#16
Sorry to tell ya but your going off topic .
Don't go Shack, man.
 
Danbones
#17
Outhouse.

Good place to read the comix in the sunday paper.
 

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