Definition of Geordie in US English:



  • 1A person from Tyneside, an area in northeastern England.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The people who live there call themselves Geordies.’
    • ‘Apologies to all Geordies, but I found the city depressing and the night life awash with lager louts.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘As some of you will know, I am both a Geordie and a passionate Newcastle fan, so don't expect too much impartiality here!’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘It could come in handy on those regular occasions when we get offered fish at the door by jolly Geordies.’
    • ‘Two Geordies had six rods out, deadbaiting, and had caught a small pike in the morning, but that was about it.’
    • ‘It was a great day to be a Geordie on the sporting front yesterday.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They are a difficult team to like if you're not a Geordie!’
    • ‘The phone immediately went dead and I got ushered out of the door by two burly 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.’’
    • ‘I have to admit that I'm one of the few Geordies in the world who doesn't follow football at all.’
    • ‘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. 1.1 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.’
      • ‘Ask any Geordie and he would have no doubt of the merit of this lead story.’
      • ‘While sending his four children to public school he has apparently given them all lessons in how to speak Geordie.’


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

    ‘Geordie humor’
    • ‘This communication problem stems from the vestige of a Geordie accent that even seasoned English theatre professionals attempt to master at their peril.’
    • ‘The song - a Geordie lament - has legato and plucked cello tones merging with cor anglais, ending in a foreign key.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Born to shout, he is Sid without the classical education, the Geordie patois and the surreal wit, but with a moustache.’
    • ‘Yes, that's a real place in Newcastle not a Geordie term for French kissing.’
    • ‘I, over the years, have been a Scottish Librarian, a Geordie restaurateur and Southampton Football Club's Youth Team Coach.’
    • ‘The Russian man then walked in from the taxi rank and said ‘so nice to meet you again’ in 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.’
    • ‘He spoke with a Geordie accent and was last seen wearing dark trousers, a dark colour leather jacket and cowboy boots.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They utilised different acting styles as appropriate, from the naturalism of a Geordie volunteer to the highly stylised sneering manner of the GPU agent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, I was moved down to Newcastle as a baby, therefore I have a Geordie accent.’


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