Verb: to talk shit about something when it's really actually awesome.
This guy totally Philadelphia-ed my ice cream, but everyone knows Bassetts is the best!
by eagleapex April 12, 2011
The second largest city in the North-eastern United States (behind New York City). Although culturally we are also behind Boston and Washington DC.

Cons: Blight and urban decay. Horrible infrastructure, underdeveloped public transit system. NASTY subways, litter, double parking, raggedy streets. Clean streets at 5am and a mess by noon! Graffiti, public urination... It's as if the City residents say "WE DON'T LIKE NICE THINGS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!" Too many residents are proud of being ghetto and stupid. People rarely renovate their properties. Our schools were built in the early 20th Century. Ugly downtown, low-class mall (The Gallery) and Chinatown always smells of rotten meat. We have a LOT of dollar stores and abandoned properties in our DOWNTOWN! Our City's population is generally older, poorer, and less educated than other large cities. There are a few pockets that attract young people like Fairmount, Northern Liberties, University City, and Queen Village but they are so small and exclusive that they are vastly overpriced and many of those neighbourhoods are within walking distance of a local GHETTO!

Pros: Crime seems to be steadily declining. We have GREAT hospitals and Universities! The City attracts students from all over who obtain a higher education here but few stay upon graduation. People who succeed often flock to our suburbs where they ostracize the city and be pretentious.
Outsider: Why does Philadelphia have such a negative reputation?

Philadelphian: We have a "Crown Fried Chicken" in our downtown.

Outsider: But I thought "Crown Fried Chicken" was only found in city slums?

Philadelphian: This is Philadelphia, our downtown is a slum, too!
by RazorSharp215 June 24, 2010
1) Place where big things happen, site of the original Continental Congress, and where the Constitution was writen.

2) Awesome cream cheese.
1) "I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

2) I'm making bagels, got any Philadelphia?
by loucks July 05, 2005
Philadelphia is a very old, historical city (by North American standards) located in the Northeast region of the United States. Ironically, its name means "The City of Brotherly Love," but its residents whose families have occupied the city for generations are so rude and nasty that people were actively fleeing the city for decades, causing massive population loss. According to the recent census, however, the city has gained in population due to both international immigration and migration from the way-too-expensive suburbs. The newly-arrived people are very nice and friendly, yet they have to watch their backs around native Philadelphians.
Have you been to Philadelphia? The townies are really mean!
by ladeeda777 August 20, 2011
A word that is said when a guardian or parent comes into the room. This is said so that any conversations present could be now "g-rated" to adapt to the new person in the room.
Oh what a fine ass that Nicole girl has!

Oh yes definitely! I would just want to stick my-

(parent walks in)

"Philadelphia!"

- my report card in her face and show her my awesome grades!
by Andrij December 23, 2010
Overall- a nice, interesting, city with a diverse population of people due to an influx of immigration during the late 1800s to 1950s.

It has:
-a terrible public school district
-a dense, beautiful, forest
-a mainly democratic political sway
-a few very nice Universities
People wise, it has:
-a lot of indie young adults who can't afford to live in New York
-a lot of preppy old money types of nordic ancestry cloistered away in little corners of the sudo-suburbs yet to be de-segregated
-a collection of immigrant communities in Center City and Manayunk

-a lot of ultra-religious preachers screaming oddly specific obscenities in Love Park
-a sadly large body of homeless people
-a thriving network of starving artists, musicians, actors, and architects
-and yes, an unfortunate community of assholes a la It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Person A: I live in Philadelphia.
Person B: Where?
Person A: It's a two hour drive from New York?
Person B: Hmm....
Person A: The liberty bell? Independence hall?
Person B: Nope....
Person A: Cheese steak, Cheese steak for God's sake.
Person B: OH!!1!!1 PHILLAAYYY!!1!
by iamadottedline November 12, 2015
A place for hobos, the poor, homeless, crack heads, and the home of a city that can't win championships in any major sport especially football.
I don't have any money and need a cheap place to live where I can live in fear of my life regardless of what part of the city i'm in and be surrounded by a population of ignorant, uneducated simpletons. I know I'll move to Philadelphia!
by UltraMegaBadassSuperman March 26, 2011
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