Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A native or inhabitant of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, or its environs.
  • n. Chiefly British The dialect of English spoken by Geordies.
  • n. Scots A formerly used British gold coin worth one pound and five pence; a guinea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Dialect/colloquial form of English spoken by Geordies, people from Tyneside.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name George.
  • n. A guinea.
  • n. Someone from Tyneside.
  • n. A kind of safety lamp invented by George Stephenson.
  • adj. Related to or characteristic of Geordies or Newcastle upon Tyne.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A guinea: so called from the figure of St. George on the obverse.
  • n. The name given by the coal-miners of England to the form of safety-lamp invented by George Stephenson.
  • n. An English sailing collier hailing from one of the ports on the northeast coast of England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • n. the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Etymologies

Scots, diminutive of George.
Scots, diminutive of George, after Saint George, whose image was once stamped on it.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of George. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Geordie is eventually nicked elsewhere after he runs through the CCTV covered area of town.

    Waterloo Sunset « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Even Geordie is convinced that he will go down after this, the third breach of his ASBO and a ‘bang to rights’ £300 theft from Boots.

    Waterloo Sunset « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Software in Cockney, Geordie or Brummie would be a good start.

    languagehat.com: UYEZWA NA?

  • This makes the father angrier and he calls Geordie a lassie, a greetin 'lassie.

    A Dominie in Doubt

  • Meanwhile, Here is a pretty tune for "Geordie"--though the version attached to this tune is much shorter and ends badly.

    water song

  • Your aunt last autumn saw the dog on the top of the wall that surrounds the mausoleum, jumping up and down and growling dreadfully, and last night our stableman -- "Geordie" -- a disabled pitman, was chivvied by him across the park from close beside the mausoleum.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • And the local accent moves in and out of Scottish dialects and the so-called Geordie accent of northeast England.

    English Border Town Yearns to Return to Scotland

  • All she could do now for this dear brother was to call Geordie to her side and put him in his care; taking what consolation she could from his assurance that "he would keep him out at sea until the search was cold, and if followed carry him into some of the dangerous 'races' between the islands."

    Winter Evening Tales

  • David, being called, explained that he was a leal lad called Geordie, whom he had seen in

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • Dalglish has been nurtured Carroll's dreams before, the Scot managing Newcastle United when the Geordie was a season-ticket holder in the Milburn Stand.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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