Word of the Day: BROOKIE

I dreamed this word up last night.

Pronunciation: \ˈbru\

Function: noun

  1. A person visiting the borough of Brooklyn for the first time
  2. A person who has just moved to the borough of Brooklyn

Example: “He thought taking the G train would actually be a quicker way to get to Williamsburg. What a brookie!”


About joshcomix
Brooklyn-based cartoonist specializing in nonfiction comics about topics like Hurricane Katrina, the media, travel, and finance.

7 Responses to Word of the Day: BROOKIE

  1. thamesrhodes says:

    Brooklyn Alphabet
    You can spell it using the Brooklyn Alphabet
    Fuckin’ A
    Fuckin’ B
    Fuckin’ C
    Fuckin’ D

  2. spirespike says:

    Awesome… and I think anyone who’s ever taken the G thinking it would be a shortcut (as I once did) completely understand what you’re talking about.

  3. excellent!
    (or as they say in my hometown o’ flatbush, “excellent, but!”)

  4. wjcohen says:

    Bob’s Your Uncle@

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