The page includes acronyms, nicknames, local names, and slang terms that are common in Tidewater Virginia.



CBBT – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

CNU – Christopher Newport University

ERT – Elizabeth River Tunnels

EVMS – Eastern Virginia Medical School

ESVA – Eastern Shore of Virginia

HR – Hampton Roads

HRT – Hampton Roads Transit

HRVA – Hampton Roads Virginia

HRBT – Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

HU – Hampton University

JRB – James River Bridge

MMMBT – Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

NNVA – Newport News Virginia

NSU – Norfolk State University

ODU – Old Dominion University

ORF – Norfolk International Airport

PDCCC – Paul D. Camp Community College

PHF – Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

TCC – Tidewater Community College

TNCC – Thomas Nelson Community College

VB – Virginia Beach

VIMS – Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VMRC – Virginia Marine Resources Commission

VPA – Virginia Port Authority

VWC – Virginia Wesleyan College

W&M – College of William & Mary


Nicknames – Slang Terms

757, the 757 – Hampton Roads (the seven cites)

Bad News, Bad Newz – Newport News

P-Town – Portsmouth

Seven Cities – The seven cities of Hampton Roads Virginia include Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Chesapeake, Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk

Southside, The Southside – 1. southern Hampton Roads Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. 2. An area of Virginia that is located east of the Blue Ridge, west of the fall line, and south of the James River.

Wisky – USS Wisconsin (BB-64)


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