A person who is from Long Island (usually from either Nassau or Suffolk). We do not think we're from the city, and never claim to be from there. We're not all homosexual either, I personally only know 2 homosexuals thank you very much. Some say we're stuck up, and we can be. We aren't from upstate so whoever thinks that is a fucking idiot. Oh, we curse a lot. Long Islanders have nothing to do at night because the nightlife is actually DEAD. We don't go to the city that often even though it's so damn close. We go to the beach a lot(most likely a private beach club). Some Long Islanders are from rich areas, or middle class, or poor. We're not all rich, white, and jewish. We don't all get $40,000 cars. But we do tend to be slightly spoiled. We're New Yorkers whether we're from the city or not, Long Island is still in NY. People tend to be jealous of us but, why wouldn't you be?
Stereotypical long islander: 17-year-old girl with Daddy's credit card, driving a new BMW 6 series, texting on her new Swarovski crystal encrusted Juicy Couture Sidekick and carrying a Gucci handbag.

Reality: 17-year-old girl who's been working since she was 15, driving a used car that was either bought for her or she paid for, texting on her pink Razr, and carrying a Coach bag.
by longislandgirl July 28, 2006
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a long islander has the best of both worlds--the greatest city in the world and some nice beaches all within 15-20 miles. the only people that resent long islanders are people who live in shitty areas of the city...people who wish they could afford a park avenue address...people who know they could never afford long island real estate. so basically, deal with it. classy areas of nyc don't want you and neither does long island.
people from east new york or o-zone park hate long islanders because they're jealous that they can't afford manhattan or long island.
by ella January 25, 2005
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You're truly from Long Island if you can relate to the following:

You've always liked Billy Joel and you own several of his "records".
You know someone who went to Chaminade.
Seeing a concert at Jones Beach Theater - the best place in the world to see a show.
Is it just me, or is every girl from Rockville Centre a b...?
Billy Joel said it best, "either you date a rich girl from the North Shore, or a cool girl from the South Shore.
What's the big deal about the Hamptons?
If you're not from Long Island or NYC, you're not really from New York.
You don't go to Manhattan, you go to "the City".
The Belt Parkway...
You know what it means to "change at Jamaica" ... or Babylon or Ronkonkoma.
You never realize you have an accent until you leave.
Your parents took you to Nathans or Carvel (on the way home from the beach).
News 12...
You are friends with at least one black person, an Italian, someone Hispanic, a Jew, and someone Irish.
Gas = Expensive
You remember concerts at Malibu.
You curse. A lot.
You can name at least three players on the Islanders Stanley Cup teams.
You have come to terms with the fact that the Islanders have completely sucked since La Fontaine left.
You remember the exact day you stopped going to Jones Beach and started going to Robert Moses.
Public beach? What's that?
Is Huntington really that cool?
You've been to McHebe's Depot (Did an Irish guy and a Jewish guy really open that place up together?)
Does anyone know why the HOV lane on the LIE stops in Hicksville instead of the Northern State?
You've had a seagull crap on your car.
You had a bicycle with a banana seat.
Even the concept of the Islanders EVER leaving is unrealistic.
The guy who thought up the "new" Islanders logo -- no way he's from Long Island.
You've cruised on the "turnpike".
You know someone with a cabana.
You've played golf at Eisenhower Park (a.k.a. Salisbury Park)... legally or otherwise.
If you're from Nassau County, you've been to Safety Town.
Quick! Who's the Suffolk County Executive? Don't know do you?!
You hate paying tolls.
You don't have to go far to see your family.
Grumman
You know the exact streets that divided your school district, but you have no idea which election districts you were in.
The Parkways, the LIE, the Causeway, Robert Moses Bridge
You've been to or seen a Modell's, Genovese Drug, King Kullen (or know one of the family members).
You live in a town called Hicksville, and it doesn't bother you.
You were an Islander/Met/Jet fan or a Ranger/Yankee/Giant fan: there was no crossover. (I personally don't agree)
You can correctly pronouce places like Hauppauge, Copiague, Islip, Islandia, Massapequa and Ronkonkoma
You know the location of 6 malls, 12 McDonalds and 36 7-11's -- and can direct the designated driver to any one of them.
You know what pool-hopping is
You think the people from Brooklyn are "da wunz dat tawk wit a accent" (they are)
Sledding in the sumps
You knew of Massapequa before the Amy Fisher-Joey Buttafuoco nightmare
You thought going to Queens was a hike
You had "big hair" before those guys in Bon Jovi
Trying to find the Amityville Horror house
You pronounce it Longisland, just as one word. (Or get accused of doing so.) You've been taking grief for over 25 years from non-Long Islanders.
The first time you heard the term "Long Island Iced Tea" you were somewhere else and you laughed, because you always knew it as just "Iced Tea"
You recall watching the Long Island Expressway being built and remember the first time you ever went over the Throggs Neck Bridge and the Verrazano Bridge.
You always call them sprinkles, not jimmies.
You remember the guy who used to bring that pathetic, tired looking pony in front of the West Green for kids to take rides on.
You don't go to the "shore". You go to the beach, of course.
When you live somewhere else and are astounded to see that people actually stop at yellow lights.
When you call it rubbernecking, not a gaper delay.
When you just sort of presume that wherever you live, you'll be able to find good delis, good pizza, and good bagels.
When you know exactly where All American is and have waited on line there for the best burgers and fries on Long Island!
Long Island? Isn't that like the best place to live ever? It should be the 51st State!
by Greg D'Alessandro April 3, 2008
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mostly suburban area. bedroom communities. life centers around your car and it's functioning properly. culturally distinct from NYC and upstate in various ways. usually if someone was born and raised on long island, they say "Long Island" as opposed to "New York" when someone asks them where they are from. can be extremely boring. real real boring. big box retail and malls, like everywhere else in the united states. once you get past riverhead, it's all very very rural and sparsely populated. The Hamptons are like colonies of sorts ruled over by foreigners. not really considered part of Long Island proper by people who live there, but many people like to go there and look at things, celebrity watch, go to the beaches etc. there are many, many, many nice beaches. everywhere. did I mention cars? cars are everything. a very big part of the culture. I'm sure the population's median income mirrors much of the rest of the country. one of the largest problems Long Island is experiencing is retaining it's young people. a lot of young people can't afford to live there because of the zoning codes and limited amount of affordable housing and apartments, so they end up having to move to the city or somewhere else, or they continue to live with their parents well into their twenties and then move somewhere else.
long island = cars
by longgguylander August 18, 2011
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All of the people that say it's poor, or ghetto are retarded..and so are the people that say it's rich. like most places, it has it's rich and poor spots. Nobody on Long Island thinks that they're part of the city, so shut up. Long island also isn't considered "upstate" Fucking ignorant bastards. In my eyes, there is upstate, NYC, and then Long Island.
You know if you're from Long Island if you know what King Kullen is.
by jake0029 December 6, 2005
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A girl who is hot but not pretty. Like a Long Island Iced Tea this is someone you pound in a club, but never have at dinner with the parents.
Chad: Yoooo, I hooked up with this chick Meghan last night at the club.

Brad: Lemme see her insta, bro.
Chad: Nah, just look at my phone.
Brad: Nice body, but her face is beat
Chad: I swear she looks better in person
Brad: I’d pound her in the club, but wouldn’t be caught dead with her at dinner with the parents. Bitch is a long island.
by BigDogBigFoot April 17, 2018
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Long Island consists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, though the New York City counties of Queens and Brooklyn are also on the Island. Nassau County is the wealthiest county in New York State(not including New York County/Manhattan). It is also the 5th wealthiest county in the country. Suffolk County is known for the exclusive Hamptons beach enclaves, where many actors, actresses, NYC businessmen, etc. have summer estates. Long Island is home to the most expensive house in the United States. Long Island is part of the New York City metropolitan area(which also includes Westchester County in NY, a few northern New Jersey Counties, and Western Connecticut).

Long Island is known for its outstanding schools, many of which are nationally recognized. Long Island is known for its high quality of living, as well as being one of the most expensive places to live in the US. Fire Island National Seashore is also part of LI. Long Island is surrounded by beaches, and residents can enjoy Jones Beach, Long Beach, Point Lookout, Lido Beach, beaches in the Hamptons, Orient Point, etc. Long Island also has the lowest crime rate in the country.

North Shore communities are known for affluence, South Shore communities are known for beaches.

Long Islanders also generally have a distinct accent, usually associated with the New York City metro area.
Oh you're from Long Island? You must be rich!

Oh you're from Long Island? Please say "Long Guy Land"!

Long Island? isn't that where Billy Joel is from?
by Cool Guy5 July 14, 2006
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