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Boston Dialect / Glossary

United States of America [US]

The Dialect of Boston

    Word: Bahnie

    Translation:

    student

    Meaning:

    In Cambridge a Havihd student. In Sommaville a Cambridge resident. Local speakers argue about its derivation Some say its from Bahnyahd a derisive term for Hahvihd Yahd; others argue it comes from the old MBTA cah bahns just outside the Squayuh (the bahns went away when the Red Line was extended to Sommaville).

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