Canadian Terms Beginning with H
Habs - From the historical Quebec term meaning "Habitants", it is the nickname of the Montreal Canadiens NHL hockey team.
Hack - A taxi cab, or cab driver.
Had the Biscuit - Dead, broken, spent, e.g. "My pickup truck has had the biscuit".
Half-Sack - A six pack of beer.
Hali - Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Haligonian - A resident of Halifax, NS.
Halloween Apples! - On Halloween, yelled out by children on the doorstep of a neighbors house to demand a serving of candy. Takes the place of "Trick or treat!" and more commonly used in the prairie provinces.
Hammer, The - Hamilton, Ontario.
Hat, The - Medicine Hat, Alberta
Head'r - Used as a verb, to leave. e.g. "I guess I'd better head'r."
Here Before Christ - A tongue-in-cheek acronym for The Hudson's Bay Company, which was founded in 1670.
Highway - How a Canadian refers to a "freeway".
Hockey Sock - A person might make reference to a "Hockey Sock" when they are implying that there is a large amount of anything. i.e. "There is a whole hockey sock of donuts in the break room".
Hockey Sweater - A hockey uniform top, normally called a "jersey" in the USA.
Hogtown - A common nickname for Toronto, Ontario.
Holiday - A vacation or a trip. Also used in the American sense, meaning a day off work or school.
Hollywood North - Used to describe Canadian cities where Hollywood productions are done, such as Toronto and Vancouver.
Homo Milk - A Canadian term for homogenized milk, particularly with a fat content greater than 2 percent. Referred to in the USA as "whole milk". Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of an American when they go to a grocery store and see the word "HOMO" in big letters on the side of a milk carton?
Hoodie - A hooded sweatshirt with or without a zipper.
Horny Tim's - A cute nickname for Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut chain
Hose - When used as a verb is means to trick, deceive or steal.
Hosed - Broken or not working. e.g. "My pickup truck is hosed."
Hoser - 1. A stereotype Canadian 2. A mild insult, for someone who is an exploiter. Derived from the Depression era in reference to gasoline thieves.
Housecoat - Robe or bathrobe, one wears around the house.
Huck - To thrown something, like a snowball, or any sports related ball. e.g. "He can really huck that football."
Humidex - A measurement used by meteorologists to reflect the combined effect of heat and humidity.
Hydro - A common term used as a synonym for electrical service in some regions of Canada.