Definition of Geordie in English:



  • 1A person from Tyneside in the north-east of England.

    • ‘It was a great day to be a Geordie on the sporting front yesterday.’
    • ‘It could come in handy on those regular occasions when we get offered fish at the door by jolly Geordies.’
    • ‘The city of Newcastle's favourite warship has visited the Tyne for the second time in 18 months - and Geordies had plenty of news to catch up with.’
    • ‘‘If you think like a winner, you will be a winner, and if you think like a loser, you will be a loser and Geordies are winners,’ he said.’
    • ‘As some of you will know, I am both a Geordie and a passionate Newcastle fan, so don't expect too much impartiality here!’
    • ‘I think people are attracted to the humour and nostalgia of the Scots and Geordies that Alex portrays.’
    • ‘Apologies to all Geordies, but I found the city depressing and the night life awash with lager louts.’
    • ‘Last night was a microcosm of the contrasting fortunes for the two Geordies.’
    • ‘We've had messages of congratulations for you from far and wide - Man United fans, Arsenal fans - even a couple of Geordies!’
    • ‘I have to admit that I'm one of the few Geordies in the world who doesn't follow football at all.’
    • ‘People know they are Geordies, know they are Scousers, know they are Mancunians.’
    • ‘Hordes of Scots and Geordies will be descending on the city for Royal Ascot at York as southerners stay at home, advance ticket sales have revealed.’
    • ‘They are a difficult team to like if you're not a Geordie!’
    • ‘The people who live there call themselves Geordies.’
    • ‘Speaking at the same press conference, he said: ‘Quite simply, Bobby's a Geordie and like all true Geordies he is no quitter.’’
    • ‘Mind you, I've never heard a Geordie, or for that matter anyone, sing that fast on the real belters such as ‘Get Your Groove’.’
    • ‘He said: ‘The team appreciates the efforts supporters make and we hope that our supporters will be out in force and out-sing the Geordies.’’
    • ‘The phone immediately went dead and I got ushered out of the door by two burly Geordies.’
    • ‘Two Geordies had six rods out, deadbaiting, and had caught a small pike in the morning, but that was about it.’
    • ‘After all, their little spat in front of 50,000 bemused Geordies lasted almost as long as some of boxing's modern day heavyweight world title bouts!’
    1. 1.1mass noun The English dialect or accent typical of people from Tyneside.
      • ‘Geordie is non-rhotic and the only urban accent of England in which initial h is not dropped.’
      • ‘While sending his four children to public school he has apparently given them all lessons in how to speak Geordie.’
      • ‘Ask any Geordie and he would have no doubt of the merit of this lead story.’


  • Relating to Tyneside, its people, or their accent or dialect.

    ‘Geordie humour’
    • ‘He spoke with a Geordie accent and was last seen wearing dark trousers, a dark colour leather jacket and cowboy boots.’
    • ‘I, over the years, have been a Scottish Librarian, a Geordie restaurateur and Southampton Football Club's Youth Team Coach.’
    • ‘James was about to say something when the coach driver started to talk to them in French, with a Geordie accent, which was the oddest thing any of them had every heard.’
    • ‘This a nineteenth-century music hall refrain, written in a Geordie accent and still belted out in the North East of England today.’
    • ‘How come a gig in Southend meant a Geordie comic could be at home that day?’
    • ‘They utilised different acting styles as appropriate, from the naturalism of a Geordie volunteer to the highly stylised sneering manner of the GPU agent.’
    • ‘I grew up with no problem understanding a Manchester accent or a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘As the son of a Geordie miner without the means to pursue his art interest through the postgrad system, he decided instead to carry it on in music.’
    • ‘At just 25, this Geordie comedian has established himself as one of the hottest performers on the international comedy circuit.’
    • ‘Yes, that's a real place in Newcastle not a Geordie term for French kissing.’
    • ‘The song - a Geordie lament - has legato and plucked cello tones merging with cor anglais, ending in a foreign key.’
    • ‘The Russian man then walked in from the taxi rank and said ‘so nice to meet you again’ in a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘However, I was moved down to Newcastle as a baby, therefore I have a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘This communication problem stems from the vestige of a Geordie accent that even seasoned English theatre professionals attempt to master at their peril.’
    • ‘Born to shout, he is Sid without the classical education, the Geordie patois and the surreal wit, but with a moustache.’
    • ‘I love to hear a Geordie accent or a West Country Burr - even if sometimes it's difficult to make out what's being said.’


Mid 19th century: diminutive of the given name George.