Definition of Liverpudlian in English:



  • 1A native of Liverpool.

    • ‘So devastated, in fact, that many of his friends wondered if professional soccer had seen the last of the big, amiable Liverpudlian.’
    • ‘He laughs off the suggestion that United fans might not take kindly to the jibe and, on behalf of his fellow Liverpudlians, points out ‘We get called a lot worse than that!’’
    • ‘Midlanders were particularly attracted to the South West, Liverpudlians and Mancunians to Wales and Londoners to the South Coast or theme parks in the Home Counties.’
    • ‘Forced to share the accommodation and appalling conditions of the local community, they were initially provided with food by earlier settlers and friendly Liverpudlians.’
    • ‘Outraged Liverpudlians - who remember the lies the paper came out with after the Hillsborough disaster - complain in their city's newspapers.’
    • ‘I have known Everton fans win football arguments by listing the old prize among their achievements, while my fellow Liverpudlians had to sit back and take it after another barren season.’
    • ‘Scots, Geordies, Liverpudlians and Mancunians obviously never do.’
    • ‘The home side had a lot of possession but rarely threatened the visitors in the final third and slumped to a defeat as the Liverpudlians netted a goal in each half.’
    • ‘This isn't altogether fair on Liverpudlians, but there is something intangible in the ethos of that city's music which tends to annoy me.’
    • ‘Finally, crates packed to bursting with top-quality apparel are carried across country by unemployed, barefoot Liverpudlians who work for no more than a can of strong lager, a packet of fags and a Lotto scratchcard a day.’
    • ‘Instead, like so many other Liverpudlians, he likes nothing more than telling a good tale.’
    • ‘A couple of Liverpudlians have started a petition, others say they are going to write letters.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly this hostility rears its head most often when the Liverpudlians feel they have been insulted.’
    • ‘As for laughter, I'm Liverpudlian and so was raised on the stuff.’
    • ‘The Welsh don't live in Rhyl - they don't like it - Liverpudlians and Manchurians only.’
    • ‘Still, these photographs taken at the declining coastal resort of New Brighton, a favourite holiday destination for Liverpudlians, are the Parr shots that everyone knows.’
    • ‘It's not that Liverpudlians deny that such people exist in their city, rather that they can't understand why everyone else is overlooked.’
    • ‘The lure of the lurid would lead pop-rock away from the Liverpudlians and into the grip of the Londoners.’
    • ‘Ordinary Liverpudlians are feeling the winds of change.’
    • ‘But Liverpudlians remember him for something else.’
    1. 1.1mass noun The dialect or accent of people from Liverpool.
      ‘she answered in nasal Liverpudlian’
      • ‘The regional accent, be it Doric or downtown Liverpudlian, has always been associated with authenticity.’


  • Relating to Liverpool.

    ‘a Liverpudlian accent’
    • ‘You don't hear many Liverpudlian accents on TV, at least not in a position of authority.’
    • ‘But when the man himself appeared in his neat pinstripe suit it wasn't long before believers were being won over by his accuracy and down-to-earth Liverpudlian ways.’
    • ‘Close your eyes and you would swear it was the originals - Liverpudlian accents and all.’
    • ‘One of the conmen is between 20 and 30, was fairly well spoken with a possible Liverpudlian accent, of average build, around 5ft 9in, with wavy blond hair.’
    • ‘The likeable Welsh-born Liverpudlian ex-teacher always comes across as being very laid back.’
    • ‘In the 17th century two Liverpudlian wine merchants working in North Portugal discovered that by adding brandy and sugar to their rather placid red wine they could sell bucket-loads of the stuff in London.’
    • ‘This statement could lead to a person being cast out of some families, particularly those with Liverpudlian parentage.’
    • ‘I was bullied because I had an unusual surname and a broad Liverpudlian accent.’
    • ‘He had a thick Liverpudlian accent which made it harder to understand and he was going into some detail about what had happened.’
    • ‘This has sometimes put their 47-year-old Liverpudlian successor in an unfamiliar position.’
    • ‘They have that Liverpudlian mysticism about them, a really romantic edge.’
    • ‘They believe one was Asian and another spoke with a Liverpudlian accent.’
    • ‘I detest her attempts to personify a chummy Liverpudlian lass when she probably hasn't been near the Scotty Road for 40 years.’
    • ‘The accent, at least, is familiar, a deep Liverpudlian growl with the hint of a chuckle flickering around its edge.’
    • ‘It was a constant struggle to exist in the face of the more powerful Liverpudlian neighbours.’
    • ‘To encourage some experimentation in creative writing, the Liverpudlian writer and teacher also performed some extracts from his books.’
    • ‘The first book in a series of seven sets up the premise, and tells the story of how one cell - the cell we follow throughout the series - recruits a mean-spirited Liverpudlian teenager to join the group.’
    • ‘The 24-year-old is exhausted, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has been observing the band's meteoric shift from struggling Liverpudlian musicians a few years back to confirmed darlings of the music press.’
    • ‘Some regard his steely look and dry Liverpudlian wit as scary.’
    • ‘Others questioned the ease with which he jettisoned the familiar middle-class mode of speech that had served him so well in the US in order to adopt an overtly downbeat, Liverpudlian accent on his return to the UK.’


Mid 19th century: humorous formation from Liverpool + puddle.