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A large city in northeastern New Jersey (Hudson County). Some view it as a slum, others view it as an average large urban area teeming with urban people. There are different districts: the Heights, Downtown, Journal Square, Westside, Greenville area, etc. Also known as Chilltown, JC, 201, Dirty Jersey, etc. One of the most diverse cities in the United States. Somewhat rough and coarse with words and actions, but the residents do not notice due to its frequency. And yes, it would be best to do what the Romans do when in Rome.
1: Where are you from?
2: Jersey City.
1: Tsk. Heard about that place.
by Therese B. March 16, 2006
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the most badass city on the east coast. home of the greatest school in the world, st peters prep who kill everyone else in sports. jersey city is mad cheaper than nyc, and has so many more cool people.
-where u from dawg?
-i'm from jersey city!
-damn u r a badass
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A northeastern NJ city that neighbors Manhattan, NY. Most of Jersey City smells like a bacon bomb, but it is cheaper than NYC and way more badass.
by Ian C. September 15, 2005
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Thinks it could be the next Williamsburg of Jersey but will never be.

People from elsewhere and even NYC move there for cheaper rent but unless your job/pay is totally mediocre, it makes no sense to be putting up with the nightmare that is the PATH and MTA transit systems if you work in Manhattan.

People who live there know that New Yorkers don’t want to associate with JC so often preface their location with (“it’s only just 10 mins from the train etc”)
Jessica: Hey, we should all try out this new bar in my hood sometime this weekend.
Squad: Oh cool definitely, where is it?
Jessica: It’s in Jersey city. Just ONE stop from the PATH train! 15 mins tops.
Squad: Oooooh.. yeah that’s tough. not sure we can make it. Sorry.
by TooBusyNexting November 22, 2018
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