Delco is the nickname for Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Delco isn't just a place to live; it's a way of life. And, Delco is not something you can obtain with a short visit or while you are only passing through. If you never been or don't actually live here, you just won't understand.

Delco is a blue collar kind of town. We're the ones who built the houses MontCo and Chester County. We're white collar wannabe's and don't really care how we do on our annual reviews. It's not a bad thing, it's just who we are.

Delco is something you can spot from across the bar while out of town. Speaking of bars, there's a 42:1 ratio when it comes to Bars to Library's. And, it's cool to be a 26 year old bar back...you're just waiting for your big break.

Delco is in everyone, you just need to find it and to find it you need to live it. It's the way you walk, the way you look and the way you talk. The residences of Delco aren’t cocky, we're confident....confident because we know.

When describing someone else from Delco, you say their name, state that you know them, say they're a good guy/girl, and then say their high school or the parish they're from. That's it. No need to disclose any additional information because that's all you need to know. Again, if you don't live here, you won't understand. (Not being cocky here either..)

When telling other people that you're from Delco, they'll look you up and down and snarl and stare. But hey, we're used to it by now.

There's no bigger bar tour the Saturday before St. Patty's Day. Philly's bar tour is 2nd best. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it right.

Bands have written songs about Delco. Band's that you might not know, but we do. They'll pack any bar, any night of the week.

Think we're not smart? Delco's got a few colleges and universities sprawled out across out great land.

We should have our own flag. It would be a map of Delco on a Green and White flag. And it would say DELCO real big through the center. Nothing fancy because that's not who we are and once you see it you'll know the meaning behind it.

Delco can be your friend if you would like it to be, but that's up to you.

You can find Delco and a whole lot of it down the shore on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Delco packs 20 people into a 3 bedroom house each weekend during these months. Delco usually buy's your 1st round for you.

Delco is staying in on New Years Eve because showing up at the Trophy by 11am is too late.

Delco is the Pike Hike.

Delco is White Rock, The Palace, The Golf, Nailer's Run, The Tracks, The Pit.

Delco is a lot more than just this, but that's for you to find out.

Delco is...
"Joe, I grew up with him, he's a good guy. He's from Delco, want to Dot's then O'Hara. He bartends at Maggies."

by faithful resident February 1, 2006
A fictional bubble that some believe surrounds Delaware County, PA and protects it from harsh weather and other hazards while surround Counties get hit hard.
That storm just missed us because of the Delco Bubble.
by Delcoman83 September 5, 2013
anytime you are producing at the half-assed substandard level you are doing a delco-job. this is usually applied to contractors and government workers who do just enough to not get fired and earn their beer and weed money for the weekend. it's all about the minimum work for the maximum pay because you have a shitty work ethic and you are white trash from delaware county pennsylvania. in this county it's a time honored tradition that fathers teach their sons. it's a delco thang, ya'll wouldn't understand
challey and sully redid my roof. it looked good until the first rain storm then i realized it was a delco-job when i discovered i had niagra falls coming in from the fucking ceiling!
i was working on some section 8 housing in upper darby and to make more money and save time i put in a worn out hvac unit that i said was new. it broke down a month after i installed it. now that's a delco-job!
by mark ho August 11, 2007
anytime you are producing at the half-assed substandard level you are doing a delco-job. this is usually applied to contractors and government workers who do just enough to not get fired and earn their beer and weed money for the weekend. it's all about the minimum work for the maximum pay because you have a shitty work ethic and you are white trash from delaware county pennsylvania. in this county it's a time honored tradition that fathers teach their sons. it's a delco thang, ya'll wouldn't understand
challey and sully redid my roof. it looked good until the first rain storm then i realized it was a delco-job when i discovered i had niagra falls coming in from the fucking ceiling!

i was working on some section 8 housing in upper darby and to make more money and save time i put in a worn out hvac unit that i said was new. it broke down a month after i installed it. now that's a delco-job!
by mark ho August 14, 2007
A delco tuxedo is a system of dress popularized in Delaware county, particularly those communities east of Springfield and south of Drexel Hill (although the tuxedo is not as common in communities north of Drexel Hill, it has been seen in certain sections of Havertown, hardmore, and Drexel Hill itself). The tuxedo varies by season, and is characterized as best:

Spring/Summer Delco tuxedo featuring Notre Dame Fighting Irishman (on right calf), jean shorts or Jordan Brand basketball shorts, Timberland Boots or Jordan Brand sliders (typically Carolina blue), beater or baggy white t-shirt or Catholic grade school t-shirt (with sleeves cut off; e.g. a St. Eugene alumnus).

Fall/Winter Delco Tuxedo featuring baggy sweatpants (typically a light, never a heather, gray-also, spitter and cigs protruding from left and right pockets respectively), Bonner Rugby Sweatshirt (the green stench is always represented), and Timberland Boots (if there is no snow outside, an expensive pair of Jordan Brand sneakers can be substituted)

The delco tuxedo is NOT to be confused with delco sunday best, an entirely different (albeit similar) system of raiment. Additionally, in protestant sections of delaware county, mainly those accessible via Lancaster Avenue, the inter-ac tuxedo is the dominant system of dress.
There is nothing better than Memorial Day Weekend in Wildwood with my brothers from Delaware County. We all get to prance around with our freshly minted irish man tattoos, and can finally trade our Timbs for some fresh Jordan slides, a pure delco tuxedo.
by boss hamilton January 24, 2011
A mystical force that drags even the most educated and talented people in Delaware County into a downward spiral of failure and broken dreams. High levels of ambition and educations are useless. The Delco Vortex will find you.
"Now that you have your PhD., did you get that great job?"

"No, the Delco Vortex held me back."
by Slovakchick March 25, 2019
A delco minute is the term used for the period of time from January 10th-February 1st every calendar year in Delaware County. In contrast to the popular term new york minute, a delco minute lasts much longer than a minute; for some, it seems to last a lifetime. The delco minute is the time period each winter when 8th graders throughout Delaware County are faced with the difficult choice of deciding which high school in the county to attend. For some, family finances dictate a need for public school. But for many other young people throughout the county, they must decide before the end of a delco minute whether or not to disgrace themselves by enrolling at an inter-ac school the next fall, or going the pure route of a Catholic Education. The delco minute ends when parents submit a deposit to a local private school, or fill out the paper work for public school. the months leading up to a delco minute can be very stressful for some; St. Joseph's Prep has become increasingly selective in recent years, and now rejects most applicants. This means that some kids are forced after January 10th to consider enrolling at inferior schools, such as Malvern Prep or Monsignor Bonner. When a student who could not get into the The Prep enrolls at Malvern, he is subsequently termed a J Crew Catholic.
It is January 10th, and I have received all my high school acceptance letters. The delco minute has formally begun, now I have to spend the rest of the month determining if I want to wear an inter-ac tuxedo or a delco tuxedo for the next four years. Since I am a Hohenzollern fascist, I think I will enroll at the Haverford School and try to get plowed in the ass for the next four years.
by boss hamilton October 24, 2011