20 Slangs That Will Help You to Blend into Life in Port Harcourt

July 18, 2022

Port Harcourt slangs are out of this world. They are often scary-sounding and you probably shouldn’t say some of them outside. But for the sake of blending in, you’re better off knowing them than not.

Jonz

This means “mad “or “stupid”. (e.g. No go dey jonz).

Abobi

This means “guy”.

Die it

This means “shut up”.

Chow

This means “eat” or “to eat”.

Salama

This means “greet” or “to greet”.

Malle

This means “mother”.

Palle

This means “father”.

Cappa

This means “phone”.

Fracas

This is loosely translated to “disagreement”.

Unit

This means “an area” or “a house”.

Disembark

This means “stop” or “get away”.


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Tanana

This means “to call someone”. (e.g I dey tanana my guy).

Banny

This is used to refer to a pretty lady.

“You too dey cap cap”

Loosely translates to “you talk too much”.

Senior man

This means “boss”. Use it  when you’re referring to someone you respect.

Facebook me

“Look at me”.

Kpekus

This means “sex”. Another word for it is “wipe”  (e.g I don wipe that guy. Nothing dey at all).

Rubbers

This means “money” or “funds” (e.g., “Oh boy! You hold rubbers for hand?”).

“Woto woto”

This means “in excess”. An example is the popular expression is, “I go beat you woto woto”.

“Weda your compass”

This means “where are you going?”.


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