A dirty, grimy city where most don't care about what it looks like. You'll find most streets littered with weave, old beer bottles/cans, food wrappers from drunk assholes or people that are just too lazy to walk to a trash can. You can't walk down an ally without it smelling like shit, piss and garbage.
People here are unfriendly, lazy, and overly excited about football... because football is pretty the only thing the city has.
Shitty public transportation (expensive, rude drivers, full of load idiots). The city isn't progressive at all, and most of the things that could make the city nice either don't get started, don't get finished, or get ruined by the shitheads that live here.

Most of the people that live in pittsburgh are all college douche bags, that go to school during the weekend, then terrorize the city (mostly south side) on the weekends, by being too loud, littering, and destroying anything in their path.
And this is all coming from someone raised here.

If you are looking to visit a city full of friendly people, this is not the place.
To most people living here, there is no world outside of pittsburgh.
Welcome to Pittsburgh : The Gateway to Hell.
by hahahjooo August 10, 2011
one of the worst places in the world. the people are just plain old rude and who ever said that pittsburgh has the friendliest people they are DEAD wrong, its cloudy, the people drive to slow on the roads, the roads are messed up everywhere becuzz there either doing construction on it or there is a million and one potholes. the people are not down to earth well maybe some, the streets are littered with trash and garbage. the nightlife sucks here, there are no young people besides college students, the girls are fat and ugly and the guys are total jerks. and the people also think there all hard and there racist. there is nothing exciting about visting or living here i was born here and i absolutly hate it it seems like it ruined my childhood. this is what i experience everyday with these dumb pittsburgers.
by chillax66692 May 27, 2010
a horrible city in south western pa.the people think they are all cool, but they are dumb...... they use random words that don't make any sense and think they are the most getto place in the world. they are also pussies they also think ignorant means rude, ignorant means dumb / unknowing
pittsburgh slang: yins (you all) gumband (rubber band) ride (drive: will you ride me up the hill?) red (clean) sweeper (vacume cleaner)
by nightshad3 December 27, 2010
The 4th most polluted city in the U.S. If you're planning on visiting it will take 2 or 3 days to get used to the smell. It's dirty, depressing, grimy, filthy, and disgusting. The people are hicks and except for those who live here while attending college (and then leave quickly after), most people seem uneducated.

The Pittsburgh dialect is enough to make you want to slap the person speaking for abusing grammar in such a way. It's pretty bad.

99% of natives wear Pittsburgh Steelers shirts or hats EVERY DAY even when it's not football season. Individuality isn't a strong point. Natives are also very proud and defensive of Pittsburgh, but that's probably because they've never been anywhere else, so they can't really compare it.

Whomever designed the street layout was on drugs. I think someone else described it accurately on here. There's also a huge shortage of street signs, so if you're new to this shithole, plan on getting lost alot. People hate Sienna Miller for calling it Shitsburgh, but deep down they know she's right, and if they don't know, I'll tell you. She's right. She is very, very right.

Pittsburgh hobbies include the Steelers. If the Steelers ever left Pittsburgh, everyone would kill themselves, but not before downing a few six-packs of beer.

There's a reason people outside of Pittsburgh don't put french fries on their salads. Because it's gross. Don't plan on that food trend catching on elsewhere.

People are rude and racist. Since I moved here a year ago, I've heard the "N" word thrown around quite casually (but ONLY around other White people). That's just sad.

The TV series "Queer as Folk" is supposed to take place in Pittsburgh, but because the city is so ugly, they filmed it in Canada. That's why it looks kinda nice on the series, but don't let that fool you into coming here. You'll regret it.
No, you didn't die and go to Hell, you took a wrong turn and ended up in Pittsburgh. Common mistake with all the soot and smoke and Steelers fans.
by Moving Out Next Month July 20, 2007
A junk food, smoker infested, beer guzzling city-town full of edificial eyesores and predominantly cold glum or stale humid weather; where hanging out at McWal*nald's, grimy dive bars and going apeshit over the "Stillers" is the central activity of the majority of the population. Complementing this scene are the various putrid Pittsburgh dialects and accents.

Demographics: Approximately 70% of the "under 50" population is comprised of pasty faced neo-wiggers, "fo real" thugs, and blue collar "hard asses" who all together think they're "Pittsburgh steel tough". Approximately 25% are the back biting corporate office drones, 4% comprise the decent folks who are just trying to make it through the day with as little conflict as possible, and the remaining 1% are like the 4%, except for the fact that knowing they're stuck in Pittsburgh adversely affects their well-being so much that simply meandering through a day without conflict becomes nearly impossible.

Attractions/Activities: nebulous notions that riding "the incline" (an escalator on a hillside) and going to the Carnegie museums, Mattress Factory and The Warhol are somehow fun activities to routinely engage in. And when available: taking in a Steelers, Pirates or Penguins game - to each their own. That's all I have to say about that.

Housing: Cheap, and that's exactly what you get. Utilities and taxes are by no means cheap. In fact, Pittsburgh is at the heart of the taxbelt. You want quality housing, it's going to cost - just like anywhere else. Pittsburgh is lauded for it's cheap housing simply because it has so many cheap (construction) homes.

Economy: Pittsburgh's a great place to get a job if you know somebody or if you're overqualified and willing to settle for work that pays less than what you deserve. The only fields where one can find a job: IT, Mechanical Engineering (as Westinghouse and Bechtel are the largest employers of engineers), Healthcare, and the corporate cubicle fields of Administration, Finance and Sales. Everyone with degrees/education outside of those fields has to contend with minimum wage blue collar, customer service or sales/customer service jobs.

Roads: Scatter brained, ill conceived construction and always under construction somewhere in the city and outlying suburbs. Getting from point A to point B is about as efficient and painless as having a root canal - in pieces.

Culture: aside from the opening statement and the aforementioned tourist and demographic info, their really is nothing else noteworthy about Pittsburgh (IMO). So what you have are Pittsburgh lovers who happen to be business owners that have ventured outside Pittsburgh (and liked what they saw) and try to cash in on it, by adopting, whatever it is they thought was "cool", to here in the form of a themed restaurant or a night club.

And speaking of night clubs, having visited a number of them in "the 'burgh" and other states as well, I can honestly say that Pittsburgh has, without a doubt, the largest population of wannabes and "me too!!" 's in the country. Looking at my posted "under 50 demographic" leaves little wonder as to why.

The only redeeming thing about Pittsburgh is the fact that UPMC has some world class research facilities and Children's Hospital is among the best in the country. However, neither of those factors necessarily translate as the "essence of Pittsburgh". They just happen to be in Pittsburgh.

So to all you Pittsburgh lovers: enjoy it, love it, bleed it - because you are the embodiment of the city. Just continue to stay where you are though, because you have no business spreading your "Pittsburghese" elsewhere.
Pittsburgh: weeds growing out of a rusted smoke stack.
by Krakken January 11, 2008
A stupid, ugly, smelly, run-down, depressing city in western PA. The only people who think pittsburgh is cool are people who have never traveled out of the greater alleganey county area, or are from a place much more boring (like delaware)
I meet some dip wads who think pittsburgh is the greatest place on earth. I asked where they were from and they said delaware.
by ifky302 December 13, 2007
A dried up demographic nightmare. Anyone with talent, drive or intelligence leaves by the age of 30. Those that stay think that others will return, and this is true. Once people have made their fortunes in cities with job markets they return to Yinzerville, to take advantage of the dying populations cheap housing.
Example, if you look at the services and industries actually turning a profit in Pittsburgh, and not closing down its health care, and elderly assistance.
by Person with drive August 15, 2006
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