Definitions

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  • n. A native or inhabitant of the island of Newfoundland.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Newfoundland.

Etymologies

From Newfoundlander (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Don’t use the term Newfie to identify residents; it is considered derogatory.

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  • On visiting some of the links discovered blogs and forums where people, most of whom are from other parts of Canada, gleefully spend their time defending the use of the word Newfie with whatever convoluted logic their limited brain capacity can muster.

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  • Maine, of course, sounds somewhat Newfie, which is something else entirely.

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  • Despite the federal government's broken promises, despite out migration, despite 'Newfie' jokes...

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  • As for calling you 'Newfie', well, you probably fit into that mainland stereotype, in fact it's ignorant, narrow-minded, uneducated fools like you who gave the ammo to the mainlanders in the first place.

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  • "Newfie," this massive dog is 26-28 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 100-150 pounds.

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  • Bars offer shots of dark rum and those who repeat a "Newfie" saying become "honorary Newfoundlanders."

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  • A quick search on Google confirmed the article's assertion by turning up more than 460,000 web sites matching the query "Newfie".

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  • "Newfie" in either their title or prominently in the content.

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  • When Newfoundlanders themselves display such an obvious ignorance of the connotations of that particular term they help perpetuate the long standing Canadian tradition of "Newfie" jokes and the stereotype of the "Stupid Newfie".

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