Capital of and largest city in Rhode Island. A city initially founded by exile Roger Williams in the 1630s, it has since evolved to the diverse and dynamic city it is today. As an education center, it is home to Ivy League Brown University, artist mecca Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Providence College (PC) which is home of the Friars. The East Side is an affluent treasure of many beautiful historic homes. Federal Hill once most known for the Italian mafia and the Patriarca crime family, is now world renown for its Italian cuisine. Providence South Side is now a mecca of diversity and has become a landing spot for cultures from all over the world. It's a small but truly underrated city.
"Hey man want to go to Providence next weekend?"
"Sounds awesome, sure!"
(both fist pump)
"PVD represent!"
"401 BABY!"
by Bucket West Miguel April 07, 2020
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The beastin' capital of Rhode Island that's (still) run by the mob where you can be shot, stabbed, grab some Dell's, watch the polluted river be lit on fire, go to college, and buy rims.

The phrases you'll most hear in Providence are ... "I know a guy .." "Yea, it fell off the back of a truck." "Walking on cobblestones wouldn't be so hard if I wasn't drunk." "Oh, shit ! The popo's !" - haha nobody says the last one.

It's a kickass town and nothing compares to it.

Suck on that Boston.
*Outsider drives into Providence*

outsider: "hello, i'm from greenwhich - what's that giant pineapple ?"
p-town local: "that's federal hill. dont go up tha if ya dont at least look italian."
outsider: "why thank you. what's that your drinking ?"
p-town local: "just some dell's - with some absolut. mostly absolut."
outsider: well, now, umm ... is the river on FIRE !?!?"
p-town local: "huh. oh yea, it is. thats normal."
outsider: "is that a trannie ?!?!?"
p-town local: "yea. thats normal too."

welcome to p-town.
by fhieh December 01, 2007
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The capital of Rhode Island. Kind of like the illegitimate lovechild of Boston, LA, and the Soviet Union.

Bad part of town: Southside
Person A: I'm from Providence.

Person B: Oh, really? *clutches wallet*
by Johnny December 02, 2004
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-The Largest City in Rhode Island with 175000 people
-Downcity/Waterfire and the Mall is pretty nice
-The Present Mayor is Gay while the former one was corrupt
-Everywhere besides downtown and eastside is out of bounds, you really have no buissness there unless u live there, visiting someone, or going somewhere.
* Heres the reason you dont wanna go to the wrong neighboorhood



Providence Murders

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-Its also a very diverse city with over half the population spanish
-Home of the 1999, 2000, 2001 Gravity Games
-Overall if your from out of town there is plenty of things to do down city; just dont venture off to a bad area
Little Kid: Mommy can we go 2 the Providence Place Mall
Mom: Yes as long as you can help read the highway signs, I dont wanna take the wrong exit and be in the wrong neighboorhood.
Little Kid: I think we will be better off By going to the Warwick Mall
by Bigz August 05, 2008
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A under rated city, the next thing to pop in Hip Hop. Providence a city filled with mostly Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and African Americans that are just trying to get by.

A small city with the population about a 200,000 with very high crime rate.

Providence is the only city in Rhode Island with diversity, you will see very little white people.

Providence is divided into 3 sides South Side, West Side, and East Side.

Providence has many haters, probaly because they got their shit ran by someone from there, or there ass kicked.
*A white family in mini-van drives through Providence*

Billy- Mom im scared.

Mom- Don't worry Billy we will be fine if you dont look at no one stright in the eye. * Locks doors, and puts up windows*

Loud rap music in background

Billy- Mom that music isn't Hillary Duff.

Mom- Yes, I know its Providence music.

Billy- Providence Music?

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Masshole- Where you from?

Providence Nigga- Im from providence?

Masshole- Ahaha fuck providence shit is wack.

Providence Nigga- *Pulls out .357 Slug and puts it in his mouth* What nigga, keep talking shit I'll blow your fucking head off, if you ever talk shit bout Providence.

Masshole- Im sorry, Im sorry.

Providence Nigga- Fuck it *Pulls Triger*
by ProvFinest1589 July 29, 2005
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One crazy city to live in whether you a thug, college kid, or A fuckin granny. Rival City with Boston. A few reason why:

The Boston vs Providence Rivalry began when a few bitches from the Bean hailing from "The Point" came down to Chalkie a.k.a Chalkstone Ave at a House party. These beantown "thugs" received love fROm everyone in Providence until after a few bottles of Bacardi 151 they started talkin shit about the city. 2hours later when the party died down 3 disguised men in ski masks broke the door down and pulled out one .40 cal a .99 pistol and the other shit looked like a .88. Anyways, the bean town sissies caused everyone to get into deep shit because of their shit talking and lost their gold chains and bosotn red sox fitted hats.

After such a sad attempt to prove their thug-ness the shit talkin began and people started gettin hurt.And its gonna keep goin on till they admit that Boston a city with 500,000 is sadly Least G then Providence in all Aspects. So basically you coming to providence and youre not from there DONT START TALKING SHIT CAUSE IT LOOK LIKE A CHILL SPOT(WHICH IT CAN BE) BUT WHEN YOU START TALKIN SHIT THE BATS AND GATS COME OUT, AND TRUST ME LITTLE 8YR OLD DOMINICAN RUGRATS RUNNING AORUND WITH SEMI-AUTOS.

And dont even start with that "Ayo B's up C's up blah blah blah" Go to fuckin southside or Westend and run that shit. You comin to mothafuckin Chad Brown projects aka Admiral Terrace or Mount Hope you gettin your ass beat and you walkin home in your underpants.And i aint no online thug but if you think I am try us bitch.
Someone not From Providence (Prob Boston)-AYO CHECK THIS FUCK PROVIDENCE *KNOCKS OVER A GARBAGE CAN* YA'LL A BUNCH OF BITCHES YOU AINT NO GANGSTAS
Providence Street kid-Oh yeah? Ayo hold my Pepsi nigga, YO HOLD IT *Pulls out semi-auto pistol*
Not from Providence-YO I GOT THIS *Pulls out boxcutter*
Providence kid-YOU BRING A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT? *BAM BAM BAM* TELL YOUR BOYS NOT TO COME THRU...OH WAIT YOU DEAD.
Not From Providence-*mutters out* bitch
*BOOM!*
Providence kid-I HEARD THAT NIGGA.
by your nigga P April 03, 2009
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The capital of Rhode Island. Basically a shittier and much smaller version of Boston, bunch of wannabe Bostonians
Bostonian: Providence is a shithole
Rhode Islander: ya i know it fucking sucks
by NokomisNorth June 01, 2017
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