Popular term used to describe the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the State of New Jersey in the United States. New Jersey natives who are planning to go to the area often say they are going "down the shore". The term "Jersey Shore" is often shortened to simply "The Shore" by natives of New Jersey (just as the name of the state is sometimes shortened to just Jersey). The Jersey Shore is composed of the coastal communities of (from north to south) Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Though the city of Cape May has been a summer retreat since the 1760's, the Jersey Shore did not become a truly popular summer resort area until the mid-19th century, when railroads made it relatively easy for people to travel to the region. Summer tourism accounts for a large percentage of the economies of the four Jersey Shore counties, especially in Atlantic (home of Atlantic City) and Cape May counties (Cape May County's economy is almost entirely dependent on tourism). Jersey Shore locals sometimes refer to summer tourists as bennies (most often heard in Monmouth and Ocean counties) or shoobies (generally used in Atlantic and Cape May counties). Visitors to the Jersey Shore often ask why the region is called "shore" and not "beach." The truth is, nobody knows.

See also New Jersey, Jersey, South Jersey, North Jersey, Sopranoland, Atlantic City, A.C., Exit Zero, bennies, shoobies, gunderson, Wally and Marge.
People from across the United States enjoy spending part of their summer at the Jersey Shore.
by Led Zeppole December 29, 2003
when a male unexpectedly hits a female extremely hard
Guiseppe jersey shored that bitch at the bar last night.
by bondzoo January 03, 2010
n. person with a hot body but a f***ed up face.
Look at that body! Too bad he's a Jersey Shore...
by d1mpc February 03, 2010
A touching scripted drama about three homosexual wannabe guidos, their hoes, and an escaped oompa-loompa nicknamed "Snooki", trying to go about their daily lives while coping with obvious severe mental retardation.
Regarded by many as total bullshit, because frankly, it is.
John: That episode of Jersey Shore was so moving....

Peter: What the hell are you talking about?

John: No, I mean it made me want to move as fare away from any TV and New Jersey as possible!
by Patiodude March 28, 2011
The end of all civilization as we know it.
With the advent of the Jersey Shore on MTV, New Jerseyans have permanently secured their place as the laughing stock of this nation.
by dogsread31 January 02, 2011
A stupid, dumbass show where the only reason the people are famous is because the men have sex every five seconds and a girl named snooky shows her cunt to everyone, mounts them, then punches them.
Playgirl bunny 1 "Did you see what I did to all those chicks?"

Playgirl bunny 2 "Ya, you should be on the Jersey Shore you whore."
by Vagpire November 26, 2010
A small town in Central Pennsylvania, located between Lock Haven and State College. The name totally confuses Penn State students, particularly those from Philadelphia or South Jersey when they hear locals use the name, espescially in the context of agriculture, shuttered steel mills and abandoned cigar factories which is about all that's going on in that Jersy Shore.
Local: Ya dey usta run a bunch a rails otta dem still mills don Jersey Shore.
PSU kid: WTF?
by chimpsmirk December 23, 2009
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