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


AI – Assateague Island

B2B – Beaches to Bluegrass Trail

BBNWR – Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

CAJO – Captain John Smith National Historic Trail

CBBT – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

CI – Chincoteague Island

CNU – Christopher Newport University

CVOW – Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

ERC – Elizabeth River Crossings

ERT – Elizabeth River Tunnels

EVMS – Eastern Virginia Medical School

ESVA – Eastern Shore of Virginia

FLSP – First Landing State Park

FCSP – False Cape State Park

GDSNWR – Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

HR – Hampton Roads

HRBT – Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

HREDA – Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

HRT – Hampton Roads Transit

HRSD – Hampton Roads Sanitation District

HRVA – Hampton Roads Virginia

HU – Hampton University

JANAF – Joint Army Navy Air Force

JBLE – Joint Base Langley-Eustis

JEBLCFS – Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story

JEBLC – Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek

JEBFS – Fort Story

JRB – James River Bridge

MMMBT – Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

NEON – New Energy Of Norfolk District

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

SCT – Seaboard Coastline Trail

SECT – Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

SHRT – South Hampton Roads Trail

SWIFT – Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow

TCC – Tidewater Community College

TI – Tangier Island

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

ViBE – Virginia Beach Creative District

W&M – College of William & Mary

Nicknames – Slang Terms

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

Bad News, Bad Newz – Newport News

Historic Triangle – formed by Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown

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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