The area code for northern Illinois. It can be used as slang to say you're from north IL.
"representin' the 847 fo lyf"
by redknifelottery February 12, 2006
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An area code for Chicago's northern and northwestern suburbs. Usually wealthy, affluent, white, and full of Cubs fans.
Oh, did you see that bitch who was strung out on smack? She's from Park Ridge, in the 847.

The North Shore generally sucks because it has the following damning characteristics: New Trier Township High School, and an 847 area code.

Did you see those pretentions drunks at Wrigley? Must be 847s.
by ChiTownBrown420 October 4, 2006
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847 is the area code for people who live close to chicago and love the city. we're from the northside, and mostly love the cubs. we don't have bangwagon fans like the sox do, who don't give a crap about their team in '04 but then all of sudden the sox do good and boom - bandwagon fans everywhere.
no better place then the 847
by onebetter December 10, 2006
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847 is the area code to Northwestern Chicago cities.Including:
Elgin/ Evil~E
Carpentersville/ C~Ville
Hanover Park
Streamwood/ Da woodz
St. Charles
Prospect Heights
8fo7er: Where u from jo'?
773er: 773. U?
8fo7er: Da Evil~E in da 8fo7.
773er: Aye I heard yall niggaz in da 847 be havin sum bomb ass weed?
8fo7er: Fa'sho cum thru n I sho wut itz all 'bout.
by killakanesquad March 15, 2009
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This is possibly one of the worst area codes to every exist! Everyone in this area code is either a piece of white trash or is a stuck up, spoiled rich asshole!!! Also the dumb ass people here are boring, rude, drunks, judgmental, retarded, racist (mainly against black people), and just generally sucks at life!! These idiots can't even drive for shit!! This is the only area code I have ever been to where people slam on their brakes for EVERY PERCEIVED THREAT!!! Whenever a car pulls up on a side street, there is a hill, someone changes lanes (when there is adequate room for them to safely do so), there is a curve, there is a GREEN light, or when there is a light drizzle/snow flurry these idiots all slam on the brakes and slow down by 10-20 miles per hour!!! Also the people here are NOTHING like the people in Chicago (unless you're talking about places like Norwood Park, Forest Glen, and Edison Park). Also this area code seems to have more douche bag Packer fans than any location outside of Wisconsin!!!! Chicago's west suburbs are far better than these overrated north/northwest suburbs!!!!!

Also the people here often try to act tough but they are really a bunch of sissies who will run away when you get ready to kick their ass!!!!!
The 847 SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Glenview, Arlington Heights, Shaumburg (SCUMburg), Wilmette, Glencoe, Winnetka, Northfield, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, Waukegan, Gurnee, Libetyville, Mundeline, and Antioch are among the worst towns in this area code.

The only DECENT towns in this area code are: Evanston and Lake Forest (only because that's where the BEARS practice)!!!
by 847sucksballs April 14, 2013
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One of America's worst area codes, solely because it's in Illinois. I handled a call from one of its inhabitants at my old job. The inhabitant from the 847 refused to give the three-digit customer information number on her credit card as required for all transactions over the phone at the call center where I worked.
Why are you special? Is it because you're from the 847?
by bittermike June 20, 2006
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