Definition of SoCal in US English:

SoCal

noun

US
informal
  • Southern California.

    ‘SoCal is the nation's biggest auto market’
    as modifier ‘typical SoCal punk bands’
    • ‘But this winter, one SoCal environmental group is placing its hopes in the power of human ingenuity.’
    • ‘Organisers surveyed the impact from last year's wildfires and stormy SoCal winter, and redesigned the course.’
    • ‘I'll see you in SoCal.’
    • ‘SoCal racer chicks can seem a pretty elitist bunch.’
    • ‘She pauses next to her convertible, soaking up the SoCal sun as the world-famous Hollywood sign beckons in the background.’
    • ‘The band nailed the dreamy California sound associated with the Eagles or Brian Wilson by spending various parts of the last few years relaxing on SoCal's beaches.’
    • ‘They are made of white synthetic, so they do not absorb the heat of the SoCal sun hundreds of feet up as do the darker colors of many climbing shoes.’
    • ‘It helps that I met a couple SoCal women who were nice to me.’
    • ‘Now living the SoCal life, the future Hall of Famer has grown out his hair into a scruffy mop, cultivated a thick goatee and is more relaxed than ever.’
    • ‘Musically, things don't deviate from Zevon's tried and true SoCal '70s rock sound except for occasional forays into Irish folk and French pop music.’

Origin

Late 19th century (originally as So. Cal): abbreviation of southern California.

Pronunciation

SoCal

/ˈsōˌkal/