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Urban Dictionary, Charlotte Edition

“Charlotte” can refer to a type of dessert, a tween clothing store named after said dessert, a name for females, or a city named after one of said females. But the word can also be used as an adverb, qualifying an adjective.

Some examples:

Charlotte Famous

Anyone who has been on WeLoveCLT’s “Have You Met,” spoken at Creative Mornings or received a Cam Newton football.

Lilly: Did you hear about Joe Gillespie, that guy who stole the Knight’s mascot costume and tore up Uptown?

 Marie: Duh*. 

*Joe Gillespie is Charlotte famous. (Pictured above.)

Charlotte Expensive

Item that is significantly under market value but eschewed by the lay Charlottean.

Zane: I’m thinking about getting the Birdsong Higher Ground.

 Brian: $6? Dude, that beer is Charlotte expensive.

 Zane: You’re right. (To bartender) I’ll have the $2 Wooden Robot.


Charlotte Rich

Earning >$50,000 per year and therefore having the ability to live like royalty in the Queen City.

Zane: I’m thinking about getting the Birdsong Higher Ground.

Brian: $6? Dude, do I look Charlotte rich?

Zane: I’m gonna get it.

Charlotte Far

Any distance that requires traveling for longer than 10 minutes via car or five minutes on foot.

Jane is a resident of the South End neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C.

Friend: Wanna come to a concert?

Jane: Where is it? 

Friend: The Evening Muse.

Jane: That five-mile distance is Charlotte-far and therefore insurmountable. Let’s just go to Sycamore.


Charlotte Rude

One who speaks of another in a slightly negative tone of voice or chooses not to make a positive comment.

Bob: Do you know John Doe? The architect?  

Sarah: Hm. Yeah. He’s okay.  

Sarah, who is Charlotte rude, does not smile or offer further opinion.

 Photos: Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, Remy Thurston