NOLA

noun
\ ˈnō-lə How to pronounce NOLA (audio) \

Definition of NOLA

informal
used as a nickname for New OrleansJazz may have been born in NOLA at the turn of the century, but by the 1950s, the music of choice in New Orleans was rhythm & blues.— B. GetzAfter earning his degree from the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, [Chef Michael] Magee went on to work with top tier NOLA chefs including James Corwell, John Besh and Michael Gulotta.— Lori Fredrich

First Known Use of NOLA

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for NOLA

New Orleans + LA, abbreviation for Louisiana

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“NOLA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/NOLA. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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