A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t even grilled. They are generally pan fried” (4/20)
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Babka (Bobka)

Babycino or Babyccino (baby + cappuccino)

Babyhorns or Baby Horns (young Texas Longhorns players)

Babylon on the Make

Baby Raddle/Rattle (chocolate and rainbow sprinkles)

Baby Ruth (candy bar)

Bacardi Big Apple

"Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need"

Backpack Journalism; Backpack Journalist

Backstop

Back Page (East Flatbush, Brooklyn)

Back Page (East Flatbush, Brooklyn nickname)

"Back to the drawing board" (starting over after failure)

"Back to the salt mines"

Baconalia (bacon + bacchanalia)

Baconify

Baconize

Bacontrepreneur (bacon + entrepreneur)

Bacon and Eggs

"Bacon and eggs walk into a bar..." (bar joke)

"Bacon bits are essentially pig sprinkles"

"Bacon is meat candy"

"Bacon is the candy of meat"

"Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese is basically just trashy Carbonara"

"Bacon makes it better" ("Bacon makes everything better")

"Bacon Strip" District

Badgehole (SXSW festival nickname)

Badvertising (bad + advertising)

"Bad companies make for good trades" (Wall Street adage)

"Bad kicking is bad football" (Australian rules football adage)

Bad News Bear (Bear Stearns nickname)

Bad News (nickname for the restaurant check)

"Bad numbers are harder to add up than good ones" (accounting adage)

"Bad politicians are elected by good citizens who don't vote"

"Bad traders don't make profits — they only take out short-term loans from the market"

"Bad weather always looks much worse through a window"

"Bae = bacon and eggs"

Bagdad-on-the-Subway

"Bagels are to donuts as muffins are to cupcakes"

Bagel; Bagel & Lox; Bagel "All the Way"; Everything Bagel

Bagel Ball (Bantam Bagel)

Bagel Land

Baghdad-on-the-Bayou (New Orleans nickname)

Baghdad-on-the-Bayou (Houston nickname)

Bagnut or Dogel (bagel + donut)

Bag Lady

Bailout

Bail-In

Baja Oklahoma

Baked Alaska

Baked Apple (New York City with legalized marijuana)

"Baked in the cake" (built into the price or system)

Bakery

Bake-Off

Bake Sale

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Balance Sheet Recession

Baldie or Baldy (pretzel without salt)

Baleada (Honduran burrito)

Balkan Burger (pljeskavica)

"Ballantine Blast" (Ballantine Beer)

Ballers' Paradise (Barclays Center nickname)

"Ballers want to be rappers, and rappers want to be ballers" (sports adage)

Balloonicle (balloon + float)

Balloon Juice (seltzer or soda water)

Balloon Wrangler

Ballotocracy (ballot + -ocracy)

"Ball is life"

BAMBI (Beyond Allen Manhattan Bridge Intersection)

Bananageddon (banana + Armageddon)

Banana Balls (crazy)

Banana Ball (golf)

Banana Breeze (pie)

Banana Oil (slang for "nonsense")

Banana Republic

Banana Split

"Bananosecond: The time between slipping on a banana peel and hitting the pavement"

Banco Unpopular (Banco Popular nickname)

Bandbox (Bronx Bandbox=New Yankee Stadium)

Bandits' Roost (59 Mulberry Street)

Bandit Signs (Street Spam; Vertical Litter; Snipe Signs; Stuff On a Stick or SOS)

Bandwich (sandwich provided for a band)

"Bang for the buck"

Bang Point

Bánh Mì (Vietnamese sandwich)

Bankageddon (bank + Armageddon)

Bankenstein (bank + Frankenstein monster)

Bankercide (banker + homicide/suicide)

Bankerette (female banker)

"Bankers do it with interest"

Bankers' Hours

Bankers' Row

Bankism (Central Bankism)

Bankocracy

Banksta (Bankstaz or Bankstas)

Bankster (banker + gangster)

Bankster of America (Bank of America nickname)

"Banks are cloud storage for your money"

Banktatorship (bank + dictatorship)

Banktocracy

Bank Holiday

Bank of Amerika or Bank of Amerikkka (Bank of America nickname)

Bank of Apartheid (Bank of America nickname)

Bank of Assholes (Bank of America nickname)

Bank of Crooks and Criminals International (Bank of Credit and Commerce International nickname)

Bank of Failmerica (Bank of America nickname)

Bank of Japandemonium (Bank of Japan + pandemonium)

Bank of Mom and Dad

Bank Run ("run on the bank")

Bank Speak

Bank to the Stars (City National Bank nickname)

Banned Parenthood (Planned Parenthood nickname)

Banner State (Texas nickname)

Banoconut (banana + coconut) Cream Pie

Banxodus (bank + exodus)

"Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America grate again!"

"Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America grate again!"

Baogel (cha siu bao + bagel)

"Baptists don't recognize each other at the liquor store" (joke)

Baptist tea (beer, disguised without foam)

Barbarous Relic (gold nickname)

Barbecue

Barbecuedom

Barbecue Capital of Texas (Lockhart nickname)

Barbecue Crabs (BBQ Crabs)

"Barbecue is as old as fire"

"Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it's too sweet, it's bound to be hiding something"

"Barbecue sauce is the evolved form of ketchup"

Barbecue Sauce & Steak Sauce

Barbecue Syndrome (Hamburger Disease: Barbecue Season Syndrome; Backyard Barbecue Syndrome)

Barbecusation (barbecue + accusation)

Barclays Bank=Wank (Barclays Bank rhyming slang)

Barclays Center Classic (Brooklyn Hoops)

BarCrap (Barclays Capital or BarCap nickname)

Barefoot Pilgrim

Barfly

Bargain District (Orchard Street)

Barista

Barista Elbow (Barista Wrist)

Barkery (bark + bakery)

Barnes and Ignoble (Barnes & Noble nickname)

Barnes Dance

Barns and No Bull (Barnes & Noble nickname)

(Barnum's) Animal Crackers

"Baroque (adj.): when you're out of Monet"

Barstro (bar + bistro)

Bartender

Bartender's Ketchup (St. Germain elderflower liqueur nickname)

Bartoonist (bar + cartoonist)

Bar Chef

Baseball Capital of Texas (Brenham nickname)

Baseball cards (Queens)=Tickets (Brooklyn)

"Baseball is a game of adjustments"

"Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical"

"Baseball is the first sport. The Bible says, 'In the big inning...'"

"Baseball is the only sport you can play with food in your mouth"

"Baseball is the only sport you can play with food in your mouth"

"Baseball is weird"

"Baseball must be a great game to survive the people who run it"

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth ("Bible" backronym)

Basketball (Basket Ball)

"Basketball is a game of runs"

Basketball on Grass (football spread offense)

Basque Barbecue (Basque Barbeque)

Bass Capital of Texas (Mount Pleasant nickname)

Bastropian (inhabitant of Bastrop)

Batini (official Austin cocktail)

Battery Acid (coffee)

Battlefield of Ideas (War of Ideas; Marketplace of Ideas)

Battleground State

Battle for the Iron Skillet (SMU Mustangs vs. TCU Horned Frogs)

Battle of the Badges (Fire vs. Police)

Battle of the Bands (Savoy Ballroom)

Battle of the Boroughs (between New York City sports teams)

Battle of the Brazos (Baylor Bears vs. Texas A&M Aggies)

Battle of the 'Burbs (Long Island Nets vs. Westchester Knicks)

Bat Bridge (Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin)

Bat City (Austin nickname)

Bat Mitzvah

Baumol's Disease (Baumol's Cost Disease; Baumol Effect; Baumol's Curse)

Bawnd (bond)

Baylor Bubble

Bayou City (Houston nickname)

Baysider (inhabitant of Bayside, Queens)

Baytowner (inhabitant of Baytown)

Baytownian (inhabitant of Baytown)

Bay Breeze (cocktail)

Bay Ridger (inhabitant of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

"B.A., Buenos Aires, Big Apple" (EVITA, 1978)

BBQ; Bar-B-Que; Q

BBQ people (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens)

Beanery

Beantown (Boston nickname)

Bean Burger (Beanburger)

Bean Counter (an accountant)

"Bean soup."/ "Yes, it's been soup. But what is it now?" (joke)

Bean to Bar

Bearmageddon (stock market bear + Armageddon)

"Bears make headlines, bulls make money"

Bears (New York Institute of Technology teams)

Beartard (bear + retard)

Bear Claw (ice cream)

Bear Hug

"Bear markets slide down a slope of hope" (Wall Street proverb)

Bear Mountain Compact (Tappan Zee Bridge Rule)

Bear O'Clock (bear + beer o'clock)

Bear Sign (doughnuts)

"Beat like a rented mule"

Beaumonter (inhabitant of Beaumont)

Beautiful People

"Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes -- thin crust, thick crust..." (pizza joke)

Beauty Contest (non-binding primary)

"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"

"Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a napkin"

Beavers (CCNY teams)

Beaver State (Oregon nickname)

"Because of smart phones my thumbs now have biceps"

"Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak" (food pun)

BEC (bacon, egg and cheese)

Bedford Hill (Bed-Stuy + Clinton Hill)

Bedpan Alley (Hospital Row or Hospital Land)

Beducator (bed + educator)

Bedwetting Liberal

Bedwick (Bed-Stuy + Bushwick)

Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas (Jefferson nickname)

Bed Bath & Beyoncé or Bloodbath & Beyond (Bed Bath & Beyond nickname)

Bed, Bath & Beyond My Budget (Bed, Bath & Beyond nickname)

Bed-Stuy (Do or Die); Bed-Stuy and Proud of It

Beefsteak

Beefsteak Nazi (brown on the outside, red on the inside)

Beefullness (beef + fullness)

Beef and Reef (Reef and Beef)

Beef-Head (a Texan)

"Beef jerky is just cow raisins"

"Beef jerky is like a meat raisin"

Beef Wellington

"Been there, bombed that" (been there, done that + bombed)

Beep and Creep (Creep and Beep)

Beep (Borough President)

Beeramid (beer can/bottle + pyramid)

Beeramisu (beer + tiramisu)

Beerita (beer + margarita)

Beertail (beer + cocktail)

Beertini (beer + martini)

Beervana (Portland nickname)

"Beer because nothing actually happened over coffee"

"Beer before liquor, never sicker; Liquor before beer, never fear"

"Beer before wine, you'll feel fine; Wine before beer, you'll feel queer"

Beer Belly

Beer Bread

Beer-b-que or Brew-b-que (beer/brew + bar-b-que)

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Concealer

"Beer comes from hops. Hops are plants. Beer is salad"

"Beer contains Vitamin Pee"

"Beer doesn't have many vitamins -- that's why you have to drink a lot of it"

"Beer doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean -- against bars"

"Beer drinking doesn't do half the harm of lovemaking"

Beer Goggles

"Beer: Helping ugly people get laid since 1862"

"Beer is best drunk in the shadow of the brewery"

"Beer is just dream-flavored water"

"Beer is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist"

"Beer is now cheaper than gas -- drink, don't drive"

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"

"Beer is yeast urine"

"Beer, lime & sunshine"

Beer O'Clock

Beer Summit

"Beer -- the reason I wake up every afternoon"

Beer Thirty

Bee Caver (inhabitant of Bee Cave)

Bee Vomit (honey)

"Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more"

"Before Conference pears, we could only talk to one pear at a time"

"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success"

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement"

"Before kids can go places, they need a place to go" (Police Athletic League)

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression, first make sure you're not surrounded by assholes"

"Before you give a colleague a piece of your mind, make sure you can spare it"

"Before you judge someone, walk a mile in his shoes"

"Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet"

Begathon (Beg-athon; "beg" + "telethon")

"Behead those who insult Islam" ("Behead those who say Islam is violent")

"Behind every great man is a great woman"

"Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee"

"Behind every successful person, there is a deactivated Facebook account"

"Behind every successful student, there is a deactivated Facebook account"

"Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee"

"Behind every successful woman is herself"

"Being a good worker is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet"

"Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet"

"Being drunk with your best friend is the best kind of drunk"

"Being late is the same thing as being wrong"

"Being overweight is the only truth you can successfully run from"

Beirut or Bar Ridge (Bay Ridge)

BelDel (Below Delancey, or "Belancey")

Belgian Waffle

"Believing in yourself is the first secret to success"

Bellbottom (9 West 57th Street)

Belly Bomb or Belly Bomber (White Castle hamburger nickname)

Belly-up

Bell of the Unforgotten

Belmont Breeze (former official drink of the Belmont Stakes)

Belmont Jewel (official drink of the Belmont Stakes)

Belmont Park (cocktail)

Beltbuster (1/2 pound hamburger)

Beltwaytarian

Beltway Bandit

Beltway ("Inside the Beltway," Beltway Insider)

"Belt and suspenders" (conservative approach)

"Benches for the wenches" (weightlifting saying)

Benchslap (judicial bench + bitchslap)

Benedict Arnold Account (offshore account)

Benefeast (benefit + feast)

Benny (Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, New York acronym?)

Bensonhurster (inhabitant of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn)

"Ben and Jerry's ice cream is less used as dessert than it is as an anti-depressant"

Berkeley-on-the-Brazos (UT-Austin nickname)

Bernanke Put

"Berries white, a poisonous sight" (poison ivy adage)

Besos (Mexican pastry "kisses")

Bespoke Vegetables

"Best friends don't care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine"

"Best friends don't care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine"

Best Little Town in Two States (Anthony, TX & Anthony, NM)

Best Location in the Nation

"Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out"

Betsy Gotbaum and the fictional "Big Apple whores"

"Better blatant than latent" (gay slogan)

"Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday"

"Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday"

"Better days are just around the corner. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday"

"Better days are just around the corner. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday"

Better Quickly Exit (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or BQE nickname)

"Better safe than sued"

"Better sore than sorry"

"Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know"

"Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments"

"Betting is like liquor. You can make it illegal, but you can't make it unpopular"

"Betty Eats Cakes And Uncle Sells Eggs" ("because" spelling aid)

"Between 11 and 3 stay under a tree"

"Between a rock and a weird place" (Pflugerville, near Round Rock and Austin)

"Between hay and grass"

"Between pigeons and politicians, it's hard to keep the courthouse clean"

Bet a Big Apple

"Bet on the jockey, not the horse" (business adage)

"Bet that it would never rain again" (Texas weather joke)

Beverly Hills of the East Coast (Malba, Queens)

"Bevo. It's what's for dinner." (anti-UT Longhorn slogan)

"Beware of geeks bearing formulas"

"Beware the injured golfer" ("Beware the sick golfer")

Bewitching Broker (female stockbroker)

"Be always sure you're right -- then go ahead" (Davy Crockett)

"Be a Fruit Loop in a world of Cheerios"

"Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside"

"Be careful about reading health books -- you may die of a misprint"

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful" (Warren Buffett)

"Be for what is going to happen" (political rule)

"Be Good Or Be Gone" (McSorley's Ale House & others)

"Be honest, you haven't even walked a mile in your own shoes"

"Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most"

"Be nice to America or we'll bring democracy to your country"

"Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet the same people on your way down"

"Be not afraid of any man, no matter what his size; when danger threatens, ... I will equalize"

"Be risk diverse, not risk averse" ("Be risk aware, not risk averse")

"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody"

"Be so good they can't ignore you"

"'Be strong,' I whispered to my wifi signal"

"Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods"

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm"

"Be you. The world will adjust"

Bialy

Bicycle "Dooring"

Bicycle Messenger

BicyTaxi

BIC (Bronx Irish Catholic)

Bien Me Sabe or Bienmesabe ("Tastes good to me" spongecake with coconut cream)

Biflation (bi- + deflation/inflation)

BigApple2BigEasy (BABE) car rally

"Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks"

"Bigger than Dallas" ("Bigger 'n Dallas")

Big Agbalumo (Lagos nickname)

Big Apple

Big Appleite (inhabitant of the Big Apple)

Big Appler (inhabitant of the Big Apple)

Big Apples Are Top of the Barrel

Big Apple 1970s Revival: Charlie Gillett and Lew Rudin

"Big Apple" (1983)

"Big Apple" answer on "Final Jeopardy!" (2009)

"Big Apple" answer on "Final Jeopardy!" (2009)

Big Apple Awards (New York City public school teachers)

Big Apple Awards (PRSA -- New York Chapter)

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Big Apple bet (1988, 2003) between mayors of New York City and Columbia, South Carolina

Big Apple Blizzard (Dairy Queen dessert)

Big Apple book by Gerald Cohen, Barry Popik (1991, 2011)

Big Apple Bowl

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple City

Big Apple (cocktail with sake)

"Big Apple" Cohen-Popik Work On Television (?)

Big Apple Corner (1992-1997)

Big Apple Corner (1997 Law & Today)

Big Apple Corner (1997 Law & Today)

Big Apple Corner (New York Morning Telegraph site)

Big Apple Corner (New York Morning Telegraph site)

Big Apple dance craze (1937)

Big Apple Dance Hall (formerly at Wathena, Kansas)

"Big Apple" date?: January 15, 1920

Big Apple (drinks using applejack)

"Big Apple" explained in a film (2010)

"Big Apple" explained in a film (2010)

Big Apple Fame and Fortune

Big Apple Fashioned (cocktail)

Big Apple Fest (2004)

Big Apple Fest (2005)

Big Apple Field Hockey (BAHF)

Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple (former official drink of the Belmont Stakes)

Big Apple Grapple (arm wrestling)

Big Apple Greeter

"Big Apple" in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

"Big Apple" in the 1930s (Two clubs, plus song and dance)

"Big Apple" in the 1940s-1950s

Big Apple Martini (or Big Apple-tini)

Big Apple Mojito

Big Apple Netball Tournament

Big Apple of the Midwest (Columbus, Ohio nickname)

Big Apple on New Year's Eve Ball at One Times Square (1981-1988)

Big Apple plaque (1996)

Big Apple Red (color)

Big Apple Shake

"Big Apple" song by Bob Emmerich

Big Apple Stars Awards Program (Hotel Association of New York City)

Big Apple Supermarket & Red Apple Supermarket

Big Apple Timeline

Big Apple Triple (thoroughbred racing)

Big Apple Whore Hoax (1800s)

Big Artery or Hardened Artery or Main Artery (Broadway)

"Big as hell and half of Texas"

Big Auger

Big A (Aqueduct Racetrack nickname, 1959)

Big A (Aqueduct Racetrack nickname)

Big Belly (trash compactor)

Big Blue Apple (Big Blue + Big Apple)

Big Blue; Big Blue Wrecking Crew

Big Board

Big Brothers (Big Sisters)

Big Brother Corporation (BBC nickname)

Big Brown (United Parcel Service or UPS nickname)

Big Burg

Big Cave

Big Cheese

Big Chilli (summary)

Big Country

Big Crapple

Big Dance (NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship)

Big Easy (New Orleans nickname)

Big Empty (Texas plains)

Big Enchilada; Full Enchilada; Whole Enchilada

Big Friendly (summary)

Big Glou (natural wine fair)

Big Guava (summary)

Big Hair House

"Big hat and no cattle" ("All hat and no cattle")

"Big Mac" (Municipal Assistance Corporation)

Big Mikan (summary)

Big Money Texas or BMT (Beaumont nickname)

Big Nipple (summary)

Big Onion (recent, post-Big Apple nickname)

Big Orange (Tel Aviv, Israel nickname)

Big O (Omaha, Nebraska nickname)

Big Peach

Big Persimmon (summary)

Big Plum

Big Red with the Long Green Stem (Seventh Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard)

Big Road Apple (Big Apple + road apple)

Big Sandy (Belmont Park nickname)

Big Scrapple (Philadelphia nickname)

Big Six

Big Swinging Dick (BSD)

"Big team, little me"

Big Tent

Big Tex

Big Things Happen Here (Dallas slogan)

Big Three (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security)

Big Time and Big Town

"Big-time players make big-time plays in big games"

Big Ugly Fat Fuckers Eating Together ("buffet" backronym)

Big Ugly Import Car Killer (Buick backronymic nickname)

Big White (White House nickname)

Big Willy, Mental Dental Building, Filling Station, Tooth Tower (Williamsburg Bank Building)

Big Yam (Lagos nickname)

Bike Ninja

Bike Salmon

"Bike to work. Bike to play. Bike tomorrow. Bike today!"

BILF (bacon or burger variant of MILF)

"Bilingual education makes you illiterate in two languages"

Billennial (bilingual + millennial)

Billionaire's Belt

Billionaire Beanstalk (luxury skyscraper)

Billionaire Pie (Furr's cafeterias)

"Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks"

Billy Goat Date Cake (Billy Goat Cookies)

"Bill Gates walks into a bar..." (bar joke)

Bill Johnson's Big Apple restaurants

Binghamton: Spiedie

Binghamton: Carousel Capital of the World (nickname)

Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott: Triple Cities

Binghamton: Parlor City (nickname)

Binghamton: Valley of Opportunity (nickname)

Bingo (game)

BIN (Born In Nacogdoches)

Biocrat (biology + bureaucrat)

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother"

"Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division"

Birch Beer

Birdie (golf score)

Birding Capital of East Texas (Mineola nickname)

Birdseed or Bird Seed (children's trail mix)

"Bird in Flight" (WTC Transportation Hub)

Birkenstock Liberal

"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake"

Birther or Birfer (presidential citizenship skeptic)

Birthplace of Jazz (New Orleans nickname)

Birthplace of Modern American Drama (Provincetown Playhouse)

Birthplace of Texas (Deer Park nickname)

Birthplace of Texas Ranching (Goliad slogan)

Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag (Montgomery slogan)

Bir Zeit on the Hudson (Columbia University)

Biscochitos or Bizcochitos (anise seed cookies)

"Bis for the guys" (weightlifting saying)

Bitcoinaire (bitcoin + billionaire/millionaire)

Bitcoiner

Bitcoinia

"Bite off more than one can chew" (undertake too much)

Bi-coastal (NY & LA)

BK (Brooklyn)

BK Lounge (Burger King nickname)

Blackbirds (Long Island University teams)

Blackout Cake

"Blackout in a can" (caffeinated and alcoholic energy drink)

Black and Bleu Salad

"Black and proud" ("I'm black and I'm proud")

Black-and-White (cookie)

Black and White (shake or soda)

Black Bottom Cake (Black Bottom Pie)

Black Bottom (dance)

Black Budget

Black Car

Black Cow or Brown Cow (root beer float)

"Black/Dark as midnight under a skillet"

Black Diamond (black truffle nickname)

Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World (Athens nickname)

Black Friday (Big Friday)

Black Friday (false etymology about slavery)

Black Knight

Black Mardi Gras (Texas Relays nickname)

Black Monday; Black Tuesday; Black Thursday; Black Friday (Wall Street stock declines)

Black Monday (head coach firing day after NFL regular season)

Black-Robed Gang (court judges)

Black Rock (CBS); Hard Rock (ABC); 30 Rock (NBC)

Black Russian (cocktail)

Black Wall Street

Black Zone (area without electrical power)

Blameocracy (blame + democracy); Blameocrat (blame + bureaucrat)

Blamestream Media

"Blame America first"

"Blame the Indian, not the arrow"

"Bland salad is a problem that needs a dressing"

"Blast from the past"

Bleisure (business + leisure)

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape"

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt"

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst because they are sticking to their diet"

Blessing of the Bicycles (Blessing of the Bikes)

Blessing of the Fleet (BayFest)

"Bless the cook who serves love and laughter"

"Bless the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us"

"Bless the food upon the dishes as you blessed the loaves and fishes"

Blimpie (sandwich)

Blind Pig

Blind Pool

Blind Tiger

Blinky

Blintze (Blintz; Blin)

Blipster

"Blisters are braille for 'awesome'" (running saying)

Blisters on My Sisters (egg dish, similar to huevos rancheros)

Block Party

Blogola (blog + payola)

Blondie (Blond Brownie or Blonde Brownie)

Bloody Angle (Doyers Street)

Bloody Awful (British Airways nickname)

Bloody Caesar (cocktail)

Bloody Maria (cocktail)

Bloody Mary (cocktail)

Bloody Mary (cocktail) & Celery Stalk/Celery Stick Stirrer

Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept (BRIC backronym)

"Blood, toil, tears and sweat" ("Blood, sweat and tears")

BlowU (University of Oklahoma or OU nickname)

BLT (Bites, Licks and Tastes)

BLT (BMT) Sandwich (bacon, lettuce and tomato)

Blueberry in the Tomato Soup (Austin political nickname)

"Bluegrass is music sung from the heart, through the nose"

Blues, Barbecue and Fireworks Festival

Blueway (East River Blueway)

Blue Alert ("Amber Alert" for officers)

Blue and White, Cubs, Lions (Columbia teams)

Blue Chip

Blue Collar

Blue Monday (third Monday in January)

Blue Money

Blue Norther

Blue Plate Special

Blue Privilege (police blue + white privilege)

Blue Santa

Blue Smoke and Mirrors

Blue State/Red State

Blue Steel

Blue Tarp Mexican (slang for a Guatemalan)

Blue Velvet Cake

Blue Wall of Silence (Blue Code of Silence)

Blue Zone

Boardinghouse Reach (Boarding House Reach)

Boatgating (boat + tailgating)

BOAT (Break Out Another Thousand)

Boat Check

Boat Show

Bobbie Burns (cocktail)

BOBO (bacon on bagel omelet)

Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful)

BoCoCa (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens)

Bocoles

Bodega

"Bodybuilding -- When your mission in life is to be shaped like a uterus"

"Body language is self explanatory"

Body Man

Body Woman

BOGO or BOGOF (Buy One, Get One Free)

BOGSAT or BOGSATT (Bunch of Guys Sitting Around The Table)

Bohemian Boulevard or Bohemian Broadway (East 72th Street in Yorkville)

BoHo (Bowery below Houston Street)

Boilermaker

"Boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it"

"Boisterous Sea of Liberty" ("Tempestuous Sea of Liberty")

Bois d'Arc Capital of Texas (Commerce nickname)

BOI (Born On the Island) & IBC (Islander By Choice)

Bola Tie (Bolo Tie)

Bolillo (Mexican bread)

Boll Weevil Democrat

Bolts (Brooklyn FXFL football team)

Bomber Sandwich

Bomboloni (Italian doughnuts)

"Bomb hills, not countries" (skateboarding adage)

"Bomb into the Stone Age" (total destruction)

BOMFOG (Brotherhood Of Man, Fatherhood Of God)

Bond Vigilante

Bonehead Play or Boner ("Merkle's Boner")

Bone Alley

Bonghorns & "Book 'em, Horns!" (Longhorns & "Hook 'em, Horns!")

"Bonjour, y'all" (Paris, Texas greeting)

Bonut (biscuit + doughnut)

Bon Appetex

Boobeoisie or Booboisie (boob + bourgeoisie)

Boobus Americanus

Boodle Board (Board of Aldermen)

Booger King (Burger King nickname)

Boogie Down Bronx

Book Row (or, Booksellers' Row)

"Boomerangs are just frisbees for lonely people"

Boomerang Buyer

Booporium (boo + emporium)

Boots on the Ground

Boot Hill (cemetery for those who "died with their boots on")

Booyah (stew)

Boozeday Tuesday

Broadway's Living Room or Broadway's Supper Club or Broadway's Nightclub (Feinstein’s/54 Below)

Borderplex

"Borders, language, culture"

Border Burger (South of the Border Burger; Tex-Mex Burger)

Border Buttermilk (tequila sour)

Boregonian (The Oregonian newspaper nickname)

Boremont (Beaumont nickname)

"Born Free, Taxed to Death"

"Born on third base and thinks he hit a triple" (a privileged person)

Boroughite (inhabitant of a borough)

Borough Hall (side-arm pitch in Brooklyn)

Borough of Cemeteries (Borough of the Dead)

Borough of Homes

Borough of Universities and Parks (Bronx)

Borough That's Thorough (Brooklyn)

Boss

Boss Hog Bowl or Boss Hawg Bowl (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington)

Boss Indians Around (Bureau of Indian Affairs or BIA nickname)

"BOSS spelled backwards is double-SOB"

Boston Cooler

Boston Iced Tea (iced tea with cranberry juice)

Botana (Botana Platter/Botanas Platter; Botana Plate/Botanas Plate)

Botax (Botox + tax)

"Both the Democrat and the Republican are running for president of Ohio"

Bottle Alley (47 Baxter Street)

"Bottle of Pearl, please!" (Pearl Beer slogan)

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless Cup

Bottom Dollar ("Bet your bottom dollar")

Bottom Line (Bottom-Line)

Boudain or Boudin (Boudain Balls or Boudin Balls)

"Bought a high definition dessert today. It was a creme Blu-ray"

"Bought a pedometer the other day. It came with step by step instructions"

Boula-Boula (Boula Soup; Boula Gratinee)

Boulevard of Broken Hearts or Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Wall Street)

Boulevard of Death (Queens Boulevard)

Bouncebackability

Bouncer

Bourye (bourbon + rye)

Bowen's Rule (Bowen's Law; Bowen's Revenue Theory of Cost)

Boweryite (inhabitant of the Bowery)

Bowery Boy

"Bowery Gals" (1853)

Bowie Knife

Bowl of Blessedness (Will Rogers on chili)

Bowl of Red (chili)

"Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up"

"Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other"

Box Ball (Boxball)

Boycott; Girlcott; Procott; Buycott

Boy's Town or Boys Town (Zona de Tolerancia; Zona Roja; Zona Rosa)

"Boy From New York City" (1965)

"Boy, Hidy!" (or "Boy, Howdy!")

"Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" (drama plot)

Bracketology (Bracketologist)

Bradley Effect (Wilder Effect; Dinkins Effect)

Bragging Rights

Brainstorm

"Brains are soft. Helmets are hard. Use both" (bicycle saying)

Brain Freeze

Brain Tablet (cigarette)

Brain Trust

Brand X

Branson of Texas (Granbury nickname)

Brass Band, Without a Leader (beans without pork)

BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast)

Brat Pack

Bravocado (bravo + avocado)

Brazilian Big Apple (São Paulo nickname)

Brazilian Day

Brazilian Film Festival

Brazos River Catfish Stew

Bread-and-Butter Issue

"Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea"

"Bread crumbs are just really small croutons"

"Bread is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist"

Bread Line

Breakfastarian

"Breakfast Anytime" ("...so I ordered French toast in the Renaissance")

Breakfast Burrito; Breakfast Taco

"Breakfast in London, lunch in New York, baggage in Buenos Aires" (airline joke)

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"

Breakfast of Champions (menudo)

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Test (journalism axiom)

Breakup Cake

"Break a leg!" (theatrical saying, meaning "good luck")

"Break up the Yankees!"

Breastaurant (breast + restaurant)

Breather (stock market pause)

"Breathing first, winning next"

"Breed the best to the best and hope for the best" (horse racing adage)

Bremain (Great Britain/British + remain)

Brewers Row (North 11th Street, Williamsburg; Linden Street, Bushwick)

Brewski (beer)

Brexit (Great Britain/British + exit)

Brexting (breakup + texting; breastfeeding + texting)

"Bricks are domesticated rocks"

BRIC (Brazil + Russia + India + China)

Bridal Building

Bridal Row; Wedding Row

Superbas (Brooklyn baseball team)

Bridegrooms (Brooklyn baseball team)

Bridgegate (George Washington Bridge lane closures)

Bridgetown (Portland nickname)

Bridge and Tunnel People

Bridge (card game)

Briet (bridal diet)

Brimaquonx

"Bringer" show

"Bring home the bacon"

"Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king"

"Bring it on!" ("Bring 'em on!")

"Bring to the table" (to contribute something)

Brisket Taco

British Accreditation Registry ("bar" backronym)

British Brainwashing Corporation (British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC nickname)

British Bullshit Corporation (British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC nickname)

Brixit (Great Britain/British + exit)

"Broadway's a great street when you're going up. When you're going down — take Sixth Avenue."

"Broadway Baby" (1971)

Broadway Blueshirts

Broadway Bowl

Broadway Brownie

Broadway (Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream)

Broadway Country Club/42nd Street Country Club (Knickerbocker Hotel bar)

Broadway Diner (on Lexington Avenue)

Broadway Flip Sundae

Broadway on Broadway

Broadway Show League

Broadway (slang for flashy dresser, loud talker)

Broadway soda

"Broadway (So Many People)" (2005)

Broadway Under the Stars

"Broken cookies don't have calories"

Broken Windows; COMPSTAT; CAPSTAT

Broker Babble

"Broke as a joke"

"Broke is temporary, but poor is a state of mind"

Bronxite (inhabitant of the Bronx)

Bronx Bombers

Bronx Cheer

Bronx Cocktail

Bronx Crepes Suzette (blintzes)

Bronx Grape (Bronx Seedless Grape)

Bronx Indian or Brooklyn Indian

Bronx Riviera (Orchard Beach)

Bronx Salute

Bronx Toilet (Yankee Stadium)

Bronx Vanilla (garlic)

Brookhattan (Brooklyn + Manhattan)

BrooklyKnight or Brooklyn Knight (Brooklyn Nets mascot)

Brooklynesque

Brooklynettes (Brooklyn Nets cheerleaders/dancers)

Brooklynification

Brooklynite (inhabitant of Brooklyn)

Brooklyn's Backcourt (Brooklyn Nets' guards)

Brooklyn's Eiffel Tower (Coney Island Parachute Jump)

Brooklyn's Jewel or Brooklyn's Backyard (Prospect Park)

Brooklyn's Little Harlem (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Brooklyn's Restaurant Row (Smith Street)

Brooklyn Blackout (ice cream)

Brooklyn born, Brooklyn bred, and when I die I'll be Brooklyn dead

Brooklyn Boys (delirium tremens)

Brooklyn chewing gum (from Italy)

Brooklyn Clothesline

Brooklyn Cocktail

Brooklyn Country Music

Brooklyn Eats!

Brooklyn Fade or Brooklyn Blowout (haircut)

Brooklyn Grit

Brooklyn Hilton (Brooklyn Detention Complex)

Brooklyn International Film Festival

"Brooklyn is the bedroom of New York"

Brooklyn Jawbreaker (bagel)

Brooklyn National Anthem ("Spring is sprung...")

Brooklyn-Queens Day

Brooklyn Side, New York Side (tenpins)

"Brooklyn-Style" Pizza

Brooklyn (vanilla and caramel frappuccino)

Brooklyn Wooley

"Brooklyn Zoo" (1995)

Brooknam (Brooklyn + Vietnam)

"BROOK-LYN!" (Brooklyn chant)

"Broomstick parking only. All others will be toad"

Brosé (bro + rosé)

Brosurance (bro + insurance)

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (1932)

Brother-in-Law Sandwich (chopped beef, hot links and cheese)

Brother Jonathan (summary)

"Broth is just meat tea"

Brownie Butts

Brownie; Meter Maid

Brownstone

Brownstone Belt

Brownstone Front Cake

Brownsville: Never Ran, Never Will

Brownsvillian (inhabitant of Brownsville)

Brown Bag Special ("crack kit")

"Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh"

Brown Santa

Brush Country

Brutus Salad

Brut (cocktail)

Bryanite (inhabitant of Bryan)

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

BSPN (ESPN nickname)

BTFATH (Buy The Fucking All Time High)

BTFD (Buy The Fucking Dip)

BTFGS (Buy The Fucking Government Shutdown)

BTFVIX

BTFWWIII (Buy The Fucking World War III)

Bubbaland or Bubba-land or Bubbaville or Deep Bubba (South Austin)

Bubba Dump (Bubba Gump Shrimp Company nickname)

"Bubba likes it" (Lone Star Cafe slogan)

Bubba-Q

Bubbemycin or Bubbe-mycin (Jewish chicken soup)

Bubblecovery (bubble + recovery)

Bubblenomics (bubble + economics)

"Bubbles are for bathtubs" (housing bubble)

Bubblevision (bubble + television)

Bubble Dancer (a person who washes dishes)

Buchanan: Fukushima on the Hudson (Indian Point Energy Center nickname)

Buchanan: Chernobyl on the Hudson (Indian Point Energy Center nickname)

"Bucket list: 1. Bucket, 2. Ice, 3. Beer"

Buckley Rule (vote for most conservative primary candidate likely to win general election)

Buckle (Blueberry Buckle; Peach Buckle)

"Buckle up your guts"

Buckraker (buck + muckraker)

Bucktown (Brownsville, Brooklyn or the borough of Brooklyn)

Buck nun (bachelor)

Buda (summary)

Budget Axe (Budget Ax)

"Budget: A mathematical confirmation of your suspicions"

Bud and Breakfast (marijuana bud + bed and breakfast)

Buffalo: Beef-on-Weck; Bomber Sandwich; Chicken Wings

Buffalo: Buffalo Sundae (ice cream sundae)

Buffalo (city name etymology)

Buffalo: City of Good Neighbors (nickname)

Buffalo: Nickel City (nickname)

Buffalo: Queen City of the Lakes (nickname)

Buffalo: Sponge Candy

Buffalo Sundae

Buffetiquette (buffet + etiquette)

"'Buffet' is a French word that means 'get up and get it yourself'"

Buggering British Children (British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC nickname)

"Bugled to Jesus" (to die)

Buharlem or Bukharlem (Bukhara + Harlem)

"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a night..." (joke)

"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs"

"Built by bonds"

Built On Self Success ("boss" backronym)

Bukharan Broadway or Bukharian Broadway (108th Street in Rego Park, Queens)

Bulb Belt (Broadway)

Bulgogi Burger (Bulgoki Burger)

"Bulimic cannibal at rave throws hands up"

"Bullets and fireworks are the only things that do their job after they are fired"

Bullet Sandwich

Bullionaire (bullion + -aire)

"Bullish on America" (Merrill Lynch)

Bullshit Labor Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS nickname)

"Bulls and bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered" (Wall Street adage)

Bulltard (bull + retard)

Bullwinkle District

Bully Pulpit

Bulldog Edition

Bull Dozers or Bulldozers (similar to Southwestern Eggrolls)

"Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria"

Bull Shit (Bachelor of Science or BS backronym)

Bumbleberry Pie (Bumble Berry Pie)

Bumbling Bomber

Bumper Thumper (minor automobile accident)

Bumpitrage (bump + arbitrage)

"Bump, set, spike" (volleyball axiom)

Bum Steer

Bum Steer Awards (Texas Monthly)

Bunch of Assholes (Bank of America nickname)

Bungler-in-Chief (an incompetent top executive)

Bunnette

"Bunnies are cuddly, the large and the small. I like chocolate ones the best of them all"

Buñuelos

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status"

"Bureaucracy is a method for transforming energy into solid waste"

"Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible"

Bureaucratese or Bureaucrapese (bureaucratic language)

"Bureaucrats cut red tape -- lengthwise"

Bureaucrazy (bureaucracy + crazy)

Bureaustan (bureau + -stan)

Bureauweenie (bureaucrat + weenie)

Bureau of Incompetent Asses (Bureau of Indian Affairs or BIA nickname)

Bureau of Land Mismanagement (Bureau of Land Management or BLM nickname)

Bureau of Large Mistakes (Bureau of Land Management or BLM nickname)

Bureau of Lies and Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS nickname)

Bureau of Livestock and Mining (Bureau of Land Management or BLM nickname)

Bureau of Wrecklamation (Bureau of Reclamation nickname)

Burger (from "hamburger")

Burger King Kids

Burnham's Folly (Flatiron Building)

"Burnt is just another flavor"

Burn the British (toasted English muffin)

Burrito

"Burritos are sleeping bags for ground beef"

"Burritos brought to life!" (Blockheads)

"Bury the lede" ("Bury the lead")

Busboy or Bus Boy ("busing" tables)

Bushwickan (inhabitant of Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Bushwicker (inhabitant of Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Bushwickian (inhabitant of Bushwick, Brooklyn)

"Busier than a one-armed paper hanger"

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest"

"Business conventions show how many people a company can operate without"

Business Improvement District (BID)

"Business was so bad they were shooting deer in the balcony" (Broadway saying)

"Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is a candy"

Buster Brown (United Parcel Service or UPS nickname)

Bus Festival

Bus (slang term for ambulance)

Butterfield Effect (Butterfield Fallacy; Butterfield Paradox)

Butterfly Cut (cooking technique)

Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk Dressing (Buttermilk Salad Dressing)

Buttermilk Pie

"Butternut squash is a real let down. No butter. No nuts. Just squash"

Butter-and-Egg Man

ButtFeed (butt + BuzzFeed)

Butt-chugging (alcohol enema)

Butt Fumble (2012 Jets fumble)

"But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all. New York has great water for coffee"

"But first, coffee"

But It's Not Google (Bing backronym)

"Buyers are liars and sellers are, too" (real estate saying)

"Buying an airline ticket is like paying shipping and handling for yourself"

Buying Stampede

"Buy cheap, buy twice"

"Buy 'em when they're sleepin', hold 'em when they're creepin', sell 'em when they're leapin'"

"Buy in gloom, sell in boom"

"Buy land -- they ain't making any more of it"

"Buy low, sell high" (Wall Street proverb)

"Buy on the rumor, sell on the news" (Wall Street proverb)

"Be right and sit tight" ("Buy right and sit tight"/"Buy right and hold tight")

Buy/Sell the Brooklyn Bridge

"Buy sheep, sell deer"

"Buy someone for what they're worth; sell them for what they think they'll bring"

"Buy stocks that go up; if they don't go up, don't buy them" (Will Rogers)

"Buy straw hats in the winter" (Wall Street proverb)

"Buy the best and cry only once"

"Buy the book before you buy the coin" (coin collecting adage)

"Buy the dips, sell the rips" (Wall Street adage)

"Buy the worst house in the best neighborhood" (real estate adage)

"Buy to the roar of cannon and sell to the sound of trumpets" (Wall Street adage)

"Buy when there's blood in the streets" (Baron Rothschild in 1871)

"Buy with bread, sell with cheese" (wine saying)

Buzzard's Breath Chili

Buzzard Boulevard (Broadway)

Buzz Bar (coffee and alcohol bar)

BW3 (Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck nickname)

Bwanker (banker + wanker)

B'way (Broadway)

BX (Bronx)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle, Bring Your Own Beer); BYOL (Bring Your Own Liquor)

BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat)

By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand (Mercantile Library)

"By law, you are required to turn on your headlights if it's raining in Sweden" (joke)

"By way of Canarsie" (Canarsie, Brooklyn)

"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually be the boss and work twelve hours"

B-Boy or B-Girl (Bronx Boy/Girl or Break Boy/Girl)

"B.C. stands for 'Before Coffee'"

B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings nickname)