A term used in the mountains to describe people from lower elevations.
Driver: This guy is driving so slow; he must be a flatlander.
Passenger: Well, according to his license plate, he's a floridiot.
by blueridgenative September 29, 2006
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the term flatlander isn't specific to any state. It's a term that all mountain people use to describe tourist that don't have the skills/knowledge to recreate in the mountains
The search and rescue team spent all week trying to find the flatlanders that tried to bag the fourteener with half a liter of water and a candy bar.

Did you see the flatlander try and make it down the bumps? It was histerical.
by Paul S. W. September 11, 2006
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Used by native Vermonters to describe people from anywhere else in the country, regardless of whether or not your state has a higher elevation than Vermont. If you aren't native to Vermont, you're a flatlander, period. The term came about because of people from other states visiting the state on account of the ski resorts and the mountains.

"Those damn rich flatlanders come up here from freakin' California and buy up all our farmland and develop damn Walmarts all over the place."

"You're from Michigan? You're a damn flatlander."

"I'm a ridgerunner, not a flatlander."

by katelynrt February 23, 2006
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a term mostly used in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire that describes people from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. a derogetory comment, meaning either tourists or people who move from MA, CT, or RI to any of the farther north states and try to change everything.
those damn flatlanders are coming up here and chopping down our trees to build thier 'big box' stores!
by k.zazzle March 21, 2007
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A term used to describe the suburban-Chicago folk. These over consumers have earned their nickname by flooding near by states such as Wisconsin and Michigan to exploit as vacation spots. Residents of the victimized states witness complete retardation during the months of June, July, and August when the flatlanders retreat from the tickey tack of the daily routine to their "lake house" or "cabin" usually located in northern Wisconsin or Western Michigan. A good weekend at the "lake house" for a flatlander consists of a failed fishing attempt, a boating accident, numerous trips to the nearest subway, at least 8 hours spent looking for cell phone service, a failed camping attempt, and a speeding ticket....All while managing to leave most of their trash on the beach or at the bottom of the lake. States such as Iowa and Indiana also hold a deep hatred for fagot flatlanders. Due to a lack of a sufficient public education system, and the over popularization of Suburban Chicago, neighboring public universities such as University of Iowa and Indiana University are flooded with flatlander scum. A flatlander generally lacks any sort of style, flavor, uniqueness, hobby, or anything that is not "in the now" or accepted by the mass. Many scholars believe that the Pink Floyd anthem "another brick in the wall" is a direct reference to the lack of uniqueness and purpose the flatlander offers. "All and all were just a another brick in the wall".
Jim:Hey Dale you wanna go musky fishing in Mercer this weekend?

Dale:Hell no, its July, those fuckin Flatlanders will be breaking their boats and shit...I'm sure we would have to tow atleast 4 or 5 of them into shore and wouldnt get to fish at all.

Jim:Yeah the lake will probably be full of littered trash and bull too.

Dale:Fuck those fags and their gas guzzling suburbans and escalades.

Jim: You wanna just throw in some long cut and drowned some PBR's instead.

Dale: Yes
by sconnnnnie March 1, 2010
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where i'm from, a flatlander is the worst thing to be. its kind of like in california where the locals hate the tourists that come to surf, well in northern PA we hate people from jersey, pittsburgh, and philadelphia that come up to hunt deer. a flatlander usually, though not always, has zero respect for the land, the animals they're trying to hunt, and the locals that put up with them. some of them are nice guys that have a true love for hunting, but the majority of them come up to get drunk at the hunting camp, get into fights at the bar, and for the most part make people from northern PA wary of anything that has a funny accent.
TRUE STORY. A flatlander comes up to me after a day of hunting, he was in a field that was frequented by cows. ME:did you see anything ?
FLATLANDER: no but there are sure some big deer up here. the tracks are huge!!
ME: those are tracks left by cows.
by flatlandersareruiningoursport December 1, 2006
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A person from a lower elevation in the state of Pennsylvania who delights in visiting (or worse - moving to) higher elevations and ruining the culture, typically in the northcentral part of the state.

Flatlanders think that they can move to the hills, have babies, and the babies are therefore not flatlanders. If a cat crawls into your oven and has a litter, are the offspring cookies?
Go back to Philadelphia, you fucking flatlander.
by Gladnottobeone April 1, 2004
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