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The only cool city north of Chicago. Has decent looking downtown and is not all uppity like the other north shore suburbs. Home of Northwestern University
"Where you from."
"I'm from the north shore."
"You from the north shore, snobbish bitch?"
"Yea, from Evanston."
"Aww, my bad. you from the only cool city noth of Chi-Town
by chicagophanatic December 09, 2006
9 more definitions
A really cool college town. Distinct from the rest of the North Shore, especially Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka, etc., because those are rich suburbs that are riddled with Republicans. Evanston is a hip liberal town that is the closest to Chicago.
The City of Evanston is named for a man called Dr. John Evans.
I want a neighborhoodie that says Evanston on it.
by EvanstonRox December 22, 2004
Best town!
Church and Dodge...
ETHS!
Portifinos Pizza-1-847-475-FOOD
by Evanston November 21, 2004
awesome place, so much better than wilmette
Evanston is so fucking cool, even if some of the guys are total assholes
by hahahahah September 18, 2004
A Suburb of Chicago It is unlike any other suburb of Chicago. Not to be compared with Heighland Park or wilmette it is about perfectly half upper-class and half poor people and gang bangers and drug dealers! Surprisingly all these kids go the same schools although most of the rich kids go to heaven and badasses go to kinglab and chute. If any kid from Highland Park, Wilmette or Parkridge were to spend a day in an Evanston public school they wouldn't be breathing! But all in all Evenston is a great town for all people and most of the people get alone.
Amazing town or anyone who comes out of that comes out is ready to face the world and has much street credibility and is been sheltered like Lake Forest, Parkridge, Highland Park, Wilmette and Skokie kids! Evanston is badass!
by Sniper250 March 05, 2015
A Suburb of Chicago It is unlike any other suburb of Chicago. Not to be compared with Heighland Park or wilmette it is about perfectly half upper-class and half poor people and gang bangers and drug dealers! Surprisingly all these kids go the same schools although most of the rich kids go to heaven and badasses go to kinglab and chute. If any kid from Highland Park, Wilmette or Parkridge were to spend a day in an Evanston public school they wouldn't be breathing! But all in all Evenston is a great town for all people and most of the people get along!
Amazing town where anyone who comes out of It is ready to face the world and has much street credibility and has not been sheltered like Lake Forest, Parkridge, Highland Park, Wilmette and Skokie kids! Evanston is badass!
by Sniper250 April 04, 2015
1) A city on the North Shore

2) A name for an attitude that can be adopted by someone even after you've known them for a long time. Very often happens outside of Evanston, but was named after the town because it was first observed in a person from Evanston. They tend to abandon friends suddenly for new groups. Not quite pure meanness or coldness, but somewhere in between the two. Insincerity mixed with a dash of rudeness and the ability to be effortlessly annoying is as close to summing it up as one can come.
M: Hey man, why did that girl become so... I don't know, different lately? It's not really her being cold or mean, but something in between.

H: It's insincerity, that's what it is.

M: Damn, you're exactly right.

P: It's "Evanston". Who knows how it starts, but I've seen it before in this girl from Evanston. Chicago is close enough for it to have spread.
by FreeBird February 26, 2012

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