Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Jamaican.
  • n. a member of a Afro-Caribbean gang who engages in organized crime, especially drug trafficking

Etymologies

Yard +‎ -ie (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The British pulp classic Yardie is a prime example.

    Yada, Yada, Yada: The Role of Dialogue

  • He said the name Yardie, slang for a Jamaican gangster, was given to him because he would often tell people he would be at his "yard".

    Express & Star

  • The 34-year-old, known as Yardie, had acquired assets worth up to £1 million and was jailed for 13 years in December.

    Express & Star

  • Also in the dock were Narada Williams, 27, also known as "Yardie" and his brother Ricardo, 26,

    undefined

  • Also in the dock were Narada Williams, 27, also known as "Yardie" and his brother Ricardo,

    undefined

  • (For the record, I still give Yardie a thumbs up and would like to see more of his work hit the States)

    Yada, Yada, Yada: The Role of Dialogue

  • Many years ago, a friend of mine who worked in a strip club went out with a high-ranking Yardie, a gentleman who drove a purple Bentley and wore a Rolex as big as the Ritz.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • And when you grow up you little girl will be pushed onto the game by a pimp, while you little boy will be part of a Yardie gang.

    New Labour lies on knife crime.

  • Yardie has decided to hold on to the energy portfolio with no less than 3 junior ministers to support him.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • And when they do, they'll find Patrick, his fingerprints on the hook which killed his Yardie colleague.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.