not a wasteland, not full of teepees, but rather a city in the center of new mexico; most residents spend their whole childhood wanting to get out of here, but the minute they leave they all want to go back; residents of this city understand that they do not sell newspapers at the newstand and you cant go skating at the ice house, only know directions because of the mountains and volcanos, know where to get a breakfast burrito at 2 in the morning, know what "Christmas" at a restaurant means, understand that there is probably the largest wealth gap in the world here, and think that anyone who lives in rio rancho has problems
Albuquerque is home to the UNM Lobos
by appleturkey February 7, 2005
The place at which you should have taken that left turn.
Bugs Bunny: Hmm, I knew I should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque!
by respectthebunny February 11, 2010
the place where dream go to die.
He moved to Albuquerque with big hope for himself, but now he just sits at his desk at the labs, waiting for a accident to kill everyone.
by me201111 November 10, 2010
The biggest city in the 505. A dirty old town with no redeeming qualities. Home of the worst drivers in existance. It has the remarkable ability to trap everyone who comes here for life. Huge wealth gap, home to the poorest and richest neighboorhoods in the country. Has lots of rich bastard WASPS, but has three times as many illegals. Too hot at day, too cold at night. Most of the city is gang territoty, but the eastern part is where the rich people live. Pretty much just a miniature version L.A., except a lot shittier. Also known as burque and apple-cookie.
guy1: "Man, this city sucks ass."
guy2: "no shit, it's albuquerque"
*BAM* (both killed by driveby)
by thebigbadbamf October 29, 2006
Albuquerque is the biggest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque is commonly refered to as Burque. It has probably one of the biggest economic gaps in the country. Most of the city is gang controled and the rest is gated communities. There is mostly just stupid hicks, retarded cholos, and psychotic indians in the valley, and rich boys from cali who live in forts in the foothills. Basically a smaller, shittier, version of LA with more meth and less coke. Burque has mountians to the east, mesa to the west, and a weak ass excuse for a river running through the middle. It has both the ignorance and stupidity of a small town and the violence, drugs, and racial tension of a big city.
Places in Albuquerque like Central and the South Valley are to be avioded if you are white and places like the foothills and Rio Rancho are to be avioded if you are anything other than white. A mexican or indian in Rio Rancho will be arrested or shot, and a white person in the South Valley or on central will be shot, mugged, and/or raped (unless said white person is trying to score some meth then they'll just be mugged and raped.).
by teo chavez May 4, 2008
about the same beautiful but much cheaper than its touristic neighbour santa fe. has rather village than city culture despite of its population of 550 thousands. mostly too hot during day and too cold on night.
if you don't like weather in albuquerque, wait 5 minutes
by Vabq April 27, 2006
the largest city in the fifth largest state in the union. cut by a river sadly named "Rio Grande" and enclosed the east by a large 10,000 foot mountain range penned "Sandia" or watermelon mountains. containing a large hispanic and native american navajo population.

also known as "The Burque" or "La Mierda" which is spanish for "the excrement"
get the f@#$ out of La Mierda as soon as possibly man
by Chevy G March 23, 2005