Definition of Geordie in English:



  • 1A person from Tyneside.

    • ‘They are a difficult team to like if you're not a Geordie!’
    • ‘As some of you will know, I am both a Geordie and a passionate Newcastle fan, so don't expect too much impartiality here!’
    • ‘It could come in handy on those regular occasions when we get offered fish at the door by jolly Geordies.’
    • ‘The people who live there call themselves Geordies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We've had messages of congratulations for you from far and wide - Man United fans, Arsenal fans - even a couple of Geordies!’
    • ‘I think people are attracted to the humour and nostalgia of the Scots and Geordies that Alex portrays.’
    • ‘People know they are Geordies, know they are Scousers, know they are Mancunians.’
    • ‘Two Geordies had six rods out, deadbaiting, and had caught a small pike in the morning, but that was about it.’
    • ‘The phone immediately went dead and I got ushered out of the door by two burly Geordies.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘I have to admit that I'm one of the few Geordies in the world who doesn't follow football at all.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘Speaking at the same press conference, he said: ‘Quite simply, Bobby's a Geordie and like all true Geordies he is no quitter.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last night was a microcosm of the contrasting fortunes for the two Geordies.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Apologies to all Geordies, but I found the city depressing and the night life awash with lager louts.’
    • ‘It was a great day to be a Geordie on the sporting front yesterday.’
    1. 1.1[mass 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’
    • ‘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, over the years, have been a Scottish Librarian, a Geordie restaurateur and Southampton Football Club's Youth Team Coach.’
    • ‘This communication problem stems from the vestige of a Geordie accent that even seasoned English theatre professionals attempt to master at their peril.’
    • ‘However, I was moved down to Newcastle as a baby, therefore I have a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘The Russian man then walked in from the taxi rank and said ‘so nice to meet you again’ in a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘How come a gig in Southend meant a Geordie comic could be at home that day?’
    • ‘This a nineteenth-century music hall refrain, written in a Geordie accent and still belted out in the North East of England today.’
    • ‘Born to shout, he is Sid without the classical education, the Geordie patois and the surreal wit, but with a moustache.’
    • ‘He spoke with a Geordie accent and was last seen wearing dark trousers, a dark colour leather jacket and cowboy boots.’
    • ‘The song - a Geordie lament - has legato and plucked cello tones merging with cor anglais, ending in a foreign key.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At just 25, this Geordie comedian has established himself as one of the hottest performers on the international comedy circuit.’
    • ‘I grew up with no problem understanding a Manchester accent or a Geordie accent.’
    • ‘Yes, that's a real place in Newcastle not a Geordie term for French kissing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.