(redirected from Howay the lads)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

Geor·die 1

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

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Peoples) a person who comes from or lives in Tyneside
2. (Languages) the dialect spoken by these people
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˈdʒɔːrdi] n (= resident) → habitant(e) m/f de Tyneside; (by birth)originaire mf de Tyneside
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈdʒɔːdɪ] (fam)
1. adjdi Tyneside
2. nabitante m/f or originario/a del Tyneside
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
"Er, Howay the lads," replied Owen, as enthusiastically as he could.
The decision suggested the manager's still not sure whether the route to glory is with Howay The Lads Flair or Batty-style grit.
After the Lord Mayor, Coun Hugh White, conferred the Freedom of the City on him, the President delighted the 20,000-strong crowd as he began his speech by simply smiling and saying: "Howay the lads" in a passable Geordie accent.
What can I say, other than Howay The Lads! In the Blue Square Media Tipping Challenge, Dave Smith of Sky Sports is the clear leader with a profit of pounds 44.90.
The roar at Musselburgh yesterday was "Howay The Lads!"