Geordie


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Geor·die 1

 (jôr′dē)
n. Chiefly British
1. A native or inhabitant of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, or its environs.
2. The dialect of English spoken by Geordies.

[Scots, diminutive of George.]

Geor·die 2

 (jôr′dē)
n. Scots
A formerly used British gold coin worth one pound and five pence; a guinea.

[Scots, diminutive of George, after Saint Georgewhose image was once stamped on it.]

Geordie

(ˈdʒɔːdɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) a person who comes from or lives in Tyneside
2. (Languages) the dialect spoken by these people
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to these people or their dialect
4. (Languages) of or relating to these people or their dialect
[C19: a diminutive of George]

Geor•die

(ˈdʒɔr di)

n. Brit.
1. a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and its vicinity.
2. the dialect or accent characteristic of Geordies.
[1860–70; generic use of Geordie, hypocoristic form of George]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Geordie - a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
2.geordie - the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
Translations

Geordie

[ˈdʒɔːrdi] n (= resident) → habitant(e) m/f de Tyneside; (by birth)originaire mf de Tyneside

Geordie

[ˈdʒɔːdɪ] (fam)
1. adjdi Tyneside
2. nabitante m/f or originario/a del Tyneside
References in classic literature ?
These are the Brats, my brothers, Geordie and Will, and Jamie the Baby.
Geordie and Will came together, two sturdy eleven and twelve year olders, and, fixing their round blue eyes on Rose, fired off a question apiece, as if it was a shooting match and she the target.
"Mac's the fellow to hunt up the old stories and tell us how to dress right, and pick out rousing bits for us to speak and sing," put in Geordie, saying a good word for the absent Worm.
"Oh, I'm the little foot-page, and do errands, and Will and Geordie are the troops when we march, and the stags when we hunt, and the traitors when we want to cut any heads off."
And when he sat down and looked round, and saw Arthur's straw hat and cricket-jacket hanging on their pegs, and marked all his little neat arrangements, not one of which had been disturbed, the tears indeed rolled down his cheeks; but they were calm and blessed tears, and he repeated to himself, "Yes, Geordie's eyes are opened; he knows what it is so to live as that death becomes an infinite blessing.
I don't care about cricket or anything now you're getting well, Geordie; and I shouldn't have hurt, I know, if they'd have let me come up.
"You've been very ill indeed, haven't you, Geordie?" said he, with a mixture of awe and curiosity, feeling as if his friend had been 1n some strange place or scene, of which he could form no idea, and full of the memory of his own thoughts during the last week.
"Did you hear how Geordie Russell was today, Captain Jim?"
And won't it make Gabriel keckle when Geordie comes pantin' ut the grees with the tompstean balanced on his hump, and asks to be took as evidence!"
"That won't harm ye, my pretty, an' it may make poor Geordie gladsome to have so trim a lass sittin' on his lap.
Quite unconscious, however, of the effect he produced, he trotted on beside his secretary, talking to himself nearly all the way, until they came within a mile or two of London, when now and then some passenger went by who knew him by sight, and pointed him out to some one else, and perhaps stood looking after him, or cried in jest or earnest as it might be, 'Hurrah Geordie! No Popery!' At which he would gravely pull off his hat, and bow.
Poor old Captain Beard looked like the ghost of a Geordie skipper--through the worry and humiliation of it.