grockle

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grockle

(ˈɡrɒkəl)
n
dialect Southwest English a tourist, esp one from the Midlands or the North of England
[C20: of unknown origin]
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If snobby grockles want to enjoy the beauty they have to make do with what's around.
Crawford Logan was the characterful reciter, his overmiking unbalancing the sound-picture, and drawing too much attention to these verses (one of which, describing a visit to the local tip which could be happening anywhere, seemed inappropriate) which could possibly be offensive to genuine foresters refusing to be patronised by incoming grockles.
I think this is deliberate - a cunning way to deter grockles by making the British seaside appear so dull that townies will stay at home.
The whole tacky world of modern seaside tourism--tower blocks on the Costas, handkerchief-headed grockles in deckchairs with their feet in the briney--is completely absent: this is maritime social romanticism, not social realism.
It rained on Cardiff and Bridgend, also Neath and Swansea, and as we approached Llanelli - a town so named to enable the Welsh to tell visiting grockles "that is not how you pronounce the place" - it rained with increased urgency.
So despite the speculation about the right to roam, I doubt you'll wake up to find a gathering of grockles in your front garden.
We have enough grockles as it is in the summer and have no intention of being around to suffer eclipse madness.
It is so infinitely more than the bikini-clad, tanning-oil, bouzouki-dancing experience that so many package tourists (or grockles, as we call them here in the West of England) suppose.
It's these and other unique features that make Cornwall enticing to tourists--five million grockles (the local name for visitors to the West Country) dwarf the resident population of 500,000 on an annual basis.
With our mud-caked boots and trousers, no one could possibly mistake us for grockles (country folk's terminology for fish-out-of-water townies) when we lurched into the White Lion pub two hours later.
What's wrong with properly equipped hotels for the grockles to stay in?